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Commonly known as Dwarf fan palm, Mediterranean fan palm
Bushy architectural palm suckering into many dense stems when mature with yellow flowers in dense panicles. Will survive happily outdoors in milder climates. 2-3ft fronds
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Evergreen - broad, pinnate, bluish or greyish green leaves 60-100cm (24-39in) long with 12-15 linear leaflets.
Height - 2-3m (6-10ft)
Spread - 1-2m (3-6½ft)
Palm - flowers in panicles to 35cm (14in) long.
Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
Will grow outside in milder locations - This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here. - loam based compost for greenhouse - plenty of indirect light.
Partial shade - tolerates partial shade.
Additional Features - Architectural interest
Pests & Diseases - red spider mites under glass.
Place of origin - western Mediterranean.
Flower Shape - Panicles - dense panicles
Garden Location/Conditions - Patio / pot plants
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Soil Conditions - Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil - will tolerate poorer soil.
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Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5