Here, we examined records of amphibians and reptiles from seven oases of blue fan palms
(Erythea armata) across the Californian-Sonoran ecological transition, from a fairly predictable winter rainfall regime (Californian) to a region of unpredictable timing of precipitation (Sonoran).
Preliminary laboratory tests indicated that the Chinese fan palm
Livistona chinensis (Jacq.
Chamaerops Humilis: The slow-growing European fan palm
originates from Europe's Mediterranean coasts and North Africa.
Underground water released by the fault bubbles up around your feet, and great shaggy fan palm
trees grow in profusion.
Ideally, large formal gardens should be an extension of the house, so that glazed doors open on to a terrace or patio which can be given a truly Mediterranean look, with orange and lemon trees, tree ferns (Dicksonia antarctica), and the relatively hardy fan palm
These bats were collected from a fan palm
tree that was cut down on the fire station property.
Topiary selection: spikey apple, pounds 10, fan palm
, pounds 15, natural flowers, pounds 18, House of Fraser (0171 963 2236)
The best for British gardens are the frost-hardy Chusan palm, Trachycarpusfortunei and the dwarf fan palm
, Chamaerops humilis.
MEXICAN FAN PALM
(Wasbingtonia robusta) who raised their hands against the idea were always the ones who got As.
It had wrapped itself around a Mexican fan palm
(Washingtonia robusta), those tallest and skinniest of palms that disappear into the stratosphere at dizzying heights.
They are the Chusan Palm (Trachycarpus fortunei) and the Mediterranean Fan Palm
Choose a palm for a pot Mediterranean fan palm
(Chamaerops humilis) is the best type for growing in containers, says palm specialist Jason Dewees of Flora Grubb Gardens (floragrubb.
Natives for summer planting include California fan palm
(Washingtonia filifera), jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) and the magnificent white alder tree (Alnus rhombifolia).
Not too long ago, a silver-blue fan palm
was the only plant on the Boyers' slope, and a neighbor's cow grazed the flat land at the slope's base.
Mediterranean fan palm
(Chamaerops humilis) can take the most sun, followed by the pygmy date (Phoenix roebelinii).