European Fan Palm
|Mature Height||4-10 Feet|
|Mature Width||6-10 Feet|
European fan palm is a slow-growing, clumping palm that expands 8 to 15 feet tall as well as spreads 6 to 10 feet wide. This is the only palm native to Europe and it is hardier than a lot of palms. Plus, it's on the Florida-Friendly plant checklist.
The fine-textured fronds make this palm stick out from various other plants in the landscape. Leaf shade ranges from charming light eco-friendly to magnificent silver. The fronds are held on curved, short trunks. Tiny clusters of yellow blossoms form in the spring and are accompanied by inconspicuous fruits. Young or mature, this palm makes a spectacular sculptural aspect in a yard or in a patio area container.
The petite European fan palm is silver-green, slow-growing and among one of the most easy-care, cool durable palms for South Florida. Likewise referred to as the "Mediterranean Fan Palm," this palm is a multi-trunked yet it stays really small and also will not grow out of a tiny area. It makes an elegant accent for any kind of home, especially those with a Spanish or Mediterranean style.
The color of this palm is usually environment-friendly with a silvery shade, though no 2 European fans are exactly alike in shade or form. As a result of the sharp teeth or "spines" lining each stem, the European fan is ideal put a safe distance from heavy foot traffic.
Thanks to this palm's drought resistance as well as sturdiness to heat, it can thrive in severe conditions. It grows completely in sunlight, however succeeds in partial shade with some sunlight. The European Fan Palm also does terrific in chilly eviroments and also can endure freezing temperatures. The trunk of the European Fan Palm has a fiber husk that shields the trunk from winter damage. As a matter of fact, it is common for the European Fan Palm to stand up to temperatures going down to 15 degrees with no damages.
Water: Keep frequently wet in springtime as well as summer season. In fall and winter, allow top 2 in (5 cm) of soil to dry out in between waterings. When watering, avoid making the base of the palm damp to avoid rot. Make use of a container with drainage holes, and also fast-draining potting mix to avoid soggy soil.
Humidity: Average room humidity (around 40% relative humidity). If air is dry in winter, use a cool-mist space humidifier.
Temperature: 70-80 ° F/21 -27 ° C days; 50-60 ° F/10 -16 ° C nights Soil: Mix 2 components peat moss-based potting mix and 1 part sharp sand. Repot just when essential, generally every 3 years.
Fertilizer: Feed month-to-month in springtime as well as in the summertime with a palm fertilizer diluted by half. Do not feed in autumn and wintertime.
Proliferation: Sow seeds in springtime, barely covering the seeds with soil. Keep them cozy (75-80 ° F/24 -27 ° C) and moist. Palm seeds can take several weeks to germinate, so be patient. European palm is among the few palms that easily generates suckers that can be cut away and potted in their very own containers.
The European Fan palm does great when planted around a yard or garden yet truly stands apart when used as a focal point. The fantastic aspect of the European Fan Palm is that it does not expand as high as its counter-parts, so growing it in the front or backyard is a great choice. Because the European Fan palm expands sucklings, these sucklings add volume to the palm and smaller sized plants are not needed to embellish the palm. Another thought to giving a landscape style would be to make use of a bed of mulch that produces distinction from your yard or backyard. Positioning a bed of compost is not only a far better way to enhance or create a landscape, it also has a functional use by not allowing weeds or various other pests to grow and germinate.