Chamaerops humilis ‘Vulcano’


Chamaerops humilis Vulcano

A variation on the Dwarf Fan Palm. Vulcano spouts lava from its… no not really, the ‘Vulcano’ part refers to the island in Sicily where they were first cultivated. Its very hardy, very good in the wind and keeps a very compact form.

  • Situation: Full or part sun, well-drained light soil
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Grows to: Slowly to 1.5m x 1m
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The Vulcano Fan Palm is similar in many ways to its close relative; its hardy, very good in the wind, clump forming and slow growing. The main difference is the compact form and stiffness of the fronds which gives Vulcano Fan Palm a very interesting and artful form.

Its slow growth rate, and its compact growth habit means Vulcano Fan Palm, like Chamaerops humilis, is just about the only hardy palm tree that keeps so compact. For this reason it makes an excellent specimen in a container, or for usage in confined spaces.

Chamaerops Vulcano requires little upkeep, other than a monthly application of foliar feed from mid-April to September and a little pruning back of old fronds in spring and autumn.

Try mixing up Chamaerops Vulcano in an exotic border with the Date Palm (Phoenix canariensis) and the Chusan Palm (Trachycarpus fortunei) for a truly spectacular display.

Chamaerops Vulcano is a real collectors item, not so much for its rarity but simply because it’s special.