European Fan Palm Tree
Bringing Tropical Breezes to Moderate Climates
If you've dreamed of palm trees swaying in the breeze, but stopped short of planting one because of cold winters, look no further. The hardy European Fan Palm, with its showy leaves, can resist the cold all the way down to 10 degrees F, and it's even resistant to drought. That's why this palm has gained such popularity.
The European Fan Palm is the only palm that is native to the dry, mountainous Mediterranean region, primarily along the coast of Spain, Italy and Turkey to the north and Morocco to the south.
Its appearance is as exotic as its origins: huge, deeply divided fan-shaped triangular leaves form a bushy mass of foliage hiding small bright yellow clusters of blooms against the trunk. In the fall, small dark yellow, orange or brown fruit replaces the flowers.
When you receive your order from Brighter Blooms, remove your large, healthy palm, and find it a home right away. This is a highly adaptable palm tree. While it grows best in full sunlight and moist soil that drains well, it can also grow in filtered sunlight. As long as it's not planted in full shade and soggy soil, the European Fan Palm will grow. Because your palm is already well along in its development with a fully developed root system, it'll be no time before it provides a tropical feel in its new home.
If you want to dazzle your friends, plant the European Fan Palm in a container and use it as a focal point on the patio. What a statement that will make!
As each palm grows, its slender stems mature into multiple trunks, but you can train the palm to grow into a single-trunk, tall tree rather than a bushy shrub. Planted in groups, the European Fan Palm will disguise a multitude of sins and turn a formerly neglected area into a showplace.
This is one of the most popular palm trees in moderate climates, so hurry and order yours while you can still get one.