Trachycarpus fortunei Trachycarpus

Trachycarpus

Chusan Palm

Description: The tall, single trunk is thickly clothed with fibrous remains of old leaf bases. Fan-shaped dark green leaves are blue-green underneath. Large arching sprays of small, light yellow flowers in summer, followed by marble-like bluish-black fruits.

History: Native to N. Myanmar to C. China. Introduced by Philipp von Siebold in 1830 and by Robert Fortune in 1849.

Trachycarpus Growing Tips: Grow in any well-drained, fertile soil in full sun or lightly dappled shade. Needs protection from strong or cold drying winds and will need protection from hard winter frosts.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 2m

Attributes

  • Evergreen: Evergreen
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering month: June
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Interesting foliage
  • S Size: Small

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