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Trachycarpus fortunei

Chinese windmill palm

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & September
  • Height8m to 20m
  • Spread3m to 4.5m
  • Growth HabitUpright palm-like
  • Flower ColourBright yellow
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Trachycarpus fortunei (Chinese windmill palm). This species of palm reaches about 9m tall, with leaves held on long stalks which are dark green above and blue-green below. The flowers are dense, showy clusters of small yellow flowers which precede the marble-sized, dark blue berries.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Tree

Other common names

Chusan palm, Palm

Origin

E. Asia - C. and E. China

Interest and use

Specimen. Interesting leaves, frost resistant

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium, Chalky
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They will adapt to any free-draining soil in partial-shade or full sun. You will need to protection from cold winds. Watch out, it is suckering.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed.

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