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Chamaerops humilis 'Vulcano'

Dwarf Mediterranean Fan Palm

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The Dwarf Mediterranean Fan Palm is a selected form of Chamaerops humilis that originated in the Aeolian Island of Vulcano that is dwarf in many of its features: slower growing, shorter in stature, with smaller stiffer leaves.

As with its bigger cousin, Chamaerops humilis 'Vulcano' is variable in the actual size and form of the leaves and, especially, the degree of silver on the leaf underside.

Mature plants of this cultivar are especially beautiful, possessing a compact symmetry that is lost when the form is expanded. A choice garden palm!

Chamaerops humilis 'Vulcano' Identification Sheet

humilis 'Vulcano'
Common name(s)
Dwarf Mediterranean Fan Palm
Full sun, dry, well-drained soil
Eventual height
Eventual spread
Hardy to -10C or lower
Skill level

Pot sizes

With items such as ferns, juvenile tree ferns and herbaceous plants it is difficult to give the exact size of each species when such a wide range of plants are grown so we specify standard pot sizes to give an indication of the size and/or age of the plant you are buying.

Sometimes the pot size might vary slightly from the standard or we might listed as 2-3 litre pot, depending on the growers we purchased them from. However, the sizes of the plants are similar in height and spread.

Sometimes the plants might be photographed in decorative pots. However, please bear in mind that our plants are kept in plastic nursery pots.

Plant height

For the outdoor plants, that are meant to be planted in the ground, the height of the pot is excluded from the measurement. The height is measured from the top of the pot to the tallest leaf or branch of the plant.

All plants are measured when brought to our nursery, however, due to natural factors, the actual size of the plant might change over time due to adjustments to the environment. When picking multiple plants for an order, we aim to pick matching plants.


Most palms need tropical or subtropical temperatures, but there are some suitable for planting outdoors in the British Isles. Hardy palms are invaluable as structural plants in tropical-style gardens and look effective when planted with bananas, bamboos and New Zealand flax. 


Hardy palm trees can be planted at any time of the year, but ideally it should be done during spring and summer. 

Try to dig a hole a good deal bigger than the root-ball, which should be given a good soak before planting. Back-fill the hole with a free draining mix

Water thoroughly. This will be beneficial to the establishment of the root system. If planting during a dry spell, water the hole first, allow to drain, plant, back-fill, and then water again. 

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Product warranties

We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.

The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.

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Delivery location

Due to the nature of the consignments, the courier's drivers are not insured to carry goods through your property. The standard delivery location is the border of your property or the entrance of a communal space. If other arrangements need to be made, please get in touch with us as soon as the order is placed.
Vouchers and small boxes can be posted through the letterbox, provided there is unrestricted access to it. 


Rated 5.00 on the scale 1 - 5 based on 9 customer reviews
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Well packaged and protected. Prompt delivery. Lovely palms

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This is a superb little plant. Arrived in perfect condition. It is actually the second I have bought from Palm Centre. The first was superb as well!

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Excellent plant great condition well packaged. Placed into its new position & seems to be like its new environment.

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Excellent service and beautiful, healthy, well packaged plant. Highly recommend! Thank you

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Had bought one of these plants previously and then they came on at a special price so bought another one! I live in a windy location so these will withstand the elements. Arrived as usual well packaged and in top condition.

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Lovely wee palm in great condition. Compact and perfect for it's reserved spot in the garden. Well packaged, quick delivery, thank you.

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great delivery time cant complain, stunning palm i must say deffo a must for any exotic garden lovely compact form just a slow grower so giving it 5* but must say seeing form the picture it does look atad smaller than the actual picture but i cant complain for the size i got anyway for the price ( £39.95) , deffo would recommend to anyone! :D

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A stunning really hardy palm, will tolerate drought of tons of water! maybe the best alrounder small palm!

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I bought a young one of these last year. It is a superb quality specimen and is thriving. An interesting addition to my collection and garden.

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