Plant name: Dwarf Fan Palm
Botanical name: Chamaerops humilis
Virtues: A small palm that will stay in bounds. Adds great texture and shape to the landscape. Can be grown in a container. Can be grown as a houseplant.
Foliage: Generally green with a bluish tinge, though some specimens have grayish or even yellowish leaves. Leaves are dissected into many narrow leaflets.
Habit: Shrubby tree. Can have one trunk or several, forming clumps. Can reach 15 feet tall.
Origin: The Mediterranean.
Cultivation: Plant in full to partial sun. Requires regular water during growing season for best growth, but tolerates drought once established. Tolerates poor soil. Can survive short spells just under 32°F. USDA Zones 12–14.