The European Fan Palm is a cold-hardy palm tree that can withstand chilly temperatures as low as 10°F (-12°С). It's a popular choice for both outdoor landscapes and indoor houseplants, as it easily adapts to different environments.
Chamaerops humilis can take the form of a shrub with multiple trunks or a small tree with a single trunk. Its distinctive fan-shaped fronds, measuring about 2 feet (60 cm) in length and width, have a light blue-green to silver-green color and are composed of 10 to 20 long, narrow leaflets — its main identification features. During spring, clusters of vibrant yellow flowers bloom, although they may not always be visible as they hide behind the leaf stems. Following the flowers, small round fruits in yellow, orange, or brown appear, but they are not edible. When grown indoors, this palm typically reaches a height of around 4 feet (120 cm), and as it matures, it develops rough, thick trunks.