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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
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Other common names
dwarf fan palm European fan palm
African hair palm
Chamaerops is a single species of evergreen palm with several erect stems bearing large, rounded leaves deeply cut into linear segments; insignificant flowers are borne in panicles from the lower leaf axils, followed by small, date-like fruits
C. humilis is a bushy evergreen palm making a medium-sized shrub, often stemless or multi-stemmed, with a rounded mass of fan-shaped leaves to 45cm in length. Short rigid panicles of small yellow flowers are borne on mature plants only
W & C Mediterranean
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing
1.5-2.5 metres / 1-1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
Grow under glass or as a houseplant in a loam-based compost in bright, indirect light. When in growth water moderately and feed with a balanced fertiliser once a month. Water sparingly in winter
Propagate by seed or suckers
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Architectural Patio & Container Plants City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal
Pruning No pruning required
Pests glasshouse red spider mite may be a problem under glass
False smut may attack leaves
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