Mediterranean palm tree Information

Mediterranean palm tree Information (Chamaerops humilis) – It is a slow-growing palm tree but will reach about 15ft. – 20ft. tall and wide. Very cold hardy and durable palm it can take temperatures down to about 10 degrees fahrenheit.  Multi-trunked palm give it that great look.

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Photo Courtesy of Peter A. Hogg

It is an evergreen tree so it has good year round color. Excellent around ponds or pools and is drought tolerant once established.  Very hardy palm tree. It can actually do quite well in a large container but will require more water during the hot summer season.

Mediterranean palm tree Information

This palm tree will do very well in Desert Southwest. The fronds will stay green year round giving it a much more eye pleasing look during the cold season. Be sure to follow a regular watering schedule when first planted. This will help establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment.

It will do well in full sun or partial shade.  For better results full sun in colder climates.  Do not prune fronds until last frost has passed.  The older yellow color fronds will protect it from the cold freezing temperatures.

Feed with a general purpose palm tree fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

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This is one palm tree that Color Your World Nursery in Las Cruces, NM will have available on a year round basis. Visit our store for more information. Or ask for it at your local nursery.

 

Author: Paul Guzman

Paul Guzman – General Manager of Guzman’s Greenhouse. Gardener, Husband, Father and Grandfather. Webmaster of Guzmansgreenhouse.com

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