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Chamaerops humilis 'Vulcano' is a new compact form of the European fan palm that's taking Europe by storm. Chamaerops humilis 'Vulcano' was discovered as a nursery variant in Sicily by Vivai Vulcano Nursery and subsequently named for the nearby island, Vulcano. Chamaerops 'Vulcano' appears to be a tetraploid form of European fan palm, having the characteristic shorter stiff foliage, slow growth and compactness associated with that tetraploidy (doubling of the chromosome number). This marvelous hardy palm seems to come somewhat true from seed, but keep in mind that each plant will be slightly different. The originators tell us that it takes 3 years to know for sure if the plant is true Chamaerops 'Vulcano'. Mature plants of Chamaerops 'Vulcano' are truly a thing of architectural beauty.