Fan Palm Care
Are you considering the Chinese Fan Palm or European Fan Palm for a client’s landscape? Learn how to care for them from the experts at Palmco.
Palmco is one of the largest palm plantations in North America. We specialize in growing Florida Fancy (FF) grade wholesale palms, primarily for planting zones in the southeastern U.S.
We are headquartered in the sleepy farming community of Bokeelia on Pine Island, where the surrounding waters keep the temperatures perfect for growing palms and bamboo nearly year-round.
We offer breathtaking tropical and subtropical plants to landscape architects, landscapers and wholesale buyers across the Southeastern United States. Ask our knowledgeable staff about varieties that will grow best in your location.
Chinese Fan Palm
The Chinese Fan Palm (Livistona chinensis) is known for its fan shaped fronds, weeping look and large, spreading canopies. The fronds definitely make a beautiful statement if they are cared for well.
They typically grow as single trunk trees but Palmco offers single, double, triple and multi Chinese Fan configurations.
Chinese Fan Palms will often grow to 25 feet tall. They do well in zones 9A to 11, and are very slow growing. They are relatively tolerant to infertile soils but will respond well to good nutrition and prefer full sun exposure.
Chinese Fans are great for landscape design but can be a little temperamental in the transplant process, so please follow our expert directions carefully. Super hydration before and after moving is the key to success.
European Fan Palm
The European Fan Palm (Chamaerops humilis) has fan-shaped leaves that provide an exotic look in any landscape. Growing slowly to about 10 feet tall, it makes an ideal focal specimen in spaces of any size and does well in zones 8A to 11.
It is highly drought-tolerant, does well in salty areas, and is cold hardy to 10 degrees Fahrenheit. One of the major reasons that it’s so popular with landscapers and developers is because it does well in a variety of locations and conditions.
Normally preferring full sun conditions, this palm can also do well in partially sunlit areas. The growth will be steadier when extreme temperatures are minimized. Extreme heat and extreme cold will slow the growth of this already slow growing palm.
We encourage you to visit Palmco on Pine Island, Florida for a look at our spectacular fan palms and to learn more about their care. Give us a call at (239) 283-1329 for more information. We have many sizes of wholesale palm trees available and can mix and match heights for any size job.