European Fan Palm Chamaerops humilis - Phoenix humilis

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Chamaerops humilis

Family:

Arecaceae

Genus:

Chamaerops

Species:

humilis

Common Name:

European Fan Palm

Seeds Per Pound:
500
Quantity:
4.34 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
10
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
4-5 feet
Collection Locale:
Italy
Crop Year:
2017
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
9
In Stock: 4.34 lb
Prices
Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
9.95
1 lb
44.50
1 kg
88.00
Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours, repeat process on seed that did not imbibe.
Stratification: warm stratify for 120 days.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: Germination tends to be slow, Germinates faster in warmer temperatures.
In a Nutshell:
* It is a shrub -like clumping palm, with several stems growing from a single base. The stems grow slowly and often tightly together, eventually reaching 2-5 m tall with a trunk diameter of 20-25 cm.
* It is a fan palm (Arecaceae tribe Corypheae), with the leaves with a long petiole terminating in a rounded fan of 10-20 leaflets; each leaf is up to 1-1.5 m long, with the leaflets 50-80 cm long. It also has numerous sharp needle-like spines produced on the leaf stems; these protect the stem growing point from browsing animals. more...
* A strong fibre obtained from the leaves is used for cordage and brushes. The whole leaf can be used in weaving. Plants have been used to form hedges in Mediterranean areas.
* Easily grown in a rich strong loam enriched with leafmold and sand. Plants grow in poor dry soils in the wild. Requires very good drainage with abundant moisture in the summer and a sunny position.
* Very young leaf buds are cooked as a vegetable. The young shoots or suckers from the bottom of the plant are also used. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov