Fleece a fan palm?

I think this is a fan palm in our garden and I am curious whether I should cut back the leaves and fleece it this winter? This is our first winter in the house so not sure what the previous owner did. If I should, should I just use a layer of fleece or would you recommend wrapping it in straw as well?

The fence is pretty much bang on south facing if it makes any difference.




  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Fan palms are a lot hardier than people realize matt, they rarely need wrapping in the UK. South facing is good and it looks pretty sheltered. I don't think there's much chance of losing it in a UK winter.

  • OK thanks Dave, I'll keep an eye on it and if it forecasts prolonged cold I'll wrap it loosely.

  • We have one like that in our garden in Devon and it's been fine for about 6 winters now without any protection. You didn't say where you live, but it should be OK in mild areas.

  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    gorgeous that isn't it.....so striking....

  •  Chamaerops Humilis is hardy to -13C if on the dry side. I would only fleece it is we get -5C or less forecast.

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