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TRACHYCARPUS fortunei

Commonly known as Chusan fan palm, Windmill palm

A slow growing architectural palm which develops a hairy trunk
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  • Evergreen
  • Height - to 20m (66ft)
  • Spread - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Palm - usually single stemmed. Produces a head of fan-shaped, dark green leaves 45-75cm (18-30in) long, with numerous pointed segments. Small, yellow flowers are produced in large, pendent panicles 60cm (24in) or more long.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun - or dappled shade - shelter from cold winds
  • Additional Features - Architectural interest -
  • Exotic plants
  • Good to know - introduced into UK by Robert fortune, Scottish plant hunter, in 1843. Makes a good courtyard specimen
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - central China
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept -
  • Patio / pot plants
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
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Trachycarpus - Growing Guide

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