Common name: Doum palm, Dwarf palm
Origin: Mediterranean regions
Height at maturity: 5 meters
Exposure: sunny, shade, partial shade
Plant type: palm
Flower color: yellow
Soil type: light and draining
Watering: normal without excess
Use: isolated, veranda, pot or tray
Diseases and pests: spider mites, scale insects
Toxicity: not determined
Storage of seeds: 1 year in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
Here is one of the most beautiful and resistant ornamental palms. (We also offer Chamaerops humilis cerifera dwarf variety with bluish leaves.).
The Chamaerops Humilis is in the form of several slightly inclined stipes (trunks). These leaves measure from 60cm to 1 meter long, they are pinnate, bluish green or grayish in color, composed of twelve or fifteen linear leaflets. Dwarf palm, it forms many shoots at its base, and the tufts thus formed can reach beautiful dimensions.
It easily withstands -12°C, drought and offers excellent resistance to sea spray. From -13°C the leaves are highly likely to be degraded but the stipe will resist. Moreover, even if it happens that the stem suffers, rejections will appear the following spring.
From March to June the yellow flowers are gathered in compact panicles 35cm long.
It can reach a height of 5 meters in cultivation but it will generally not exceed 2 to 3 meters in cooler regions.