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Chamaerops humilis 'Etna Star'

Mediterranean dwarf palm, European fan palm, African hair palm

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Chamaerops humilis 'Etna Star' is from the same nursery as Chamaerops humilis ‘Vulcano’ and yet another gorgeously compact growing form of the European fan palm. 

This retains the spine edged leaf stalks and narrow, strongly divided leaflets of the type but consistently has a strong silvery reverse to the leaf making it, indeed, look like a star when seen from below. 

Just as hardy and drought-proof as the others and usefully different in appearance.

Chamaerops humilis 'Etna Star' Identification Sheet

Origin
native to continental Europe
Genus
Chamaerops
Species
humilis var. Etna Star
Common name(s)
Mediterranean dwarf palm, European fan palm, African hair palm
Synonym
Chamaerops humilis var. humilis
Situation
Outdoors, full sun preferred
Soil
Loamy, good drainage
Eventual height
1.5-2.5 metres / 1-1.5 metres
Eventual spread
1-1.5 metres
Flowering period
spring-summer
Hardiness
down to -10 degrees once established
Skill level
Very easy
Rate of growth
slow
Folliage
Evergreen
Humidity needs
can withstand long periods of drought once established

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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GENERAL CARE

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. 

PLANTING

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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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. 

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Rated 5.00 on the scale 1 - 5 based on 6 customer reviews
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Stunning, healthy plant. Bargain price. Superior quality and service. Definitely buy from them again.

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Beautiful palm arrived in perfect condition and was bigger than expected. Looks magnificent, and I am a very happy customer who will definitely be buying more from this company.

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Delivery service and packaging was excellent. Plant condition was very good and is already shown signs of growth. Will certainly buy from here again.

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Prompt delivery. Fantastic strong plant. Pleasure to deal with. Thank you.

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Exceptional service, clear product description (with sizing reference), well packaged & finally, excellent quality plants. 10 on 10!

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Good strong palm great value.

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