The Trachycarpus Fortunei Palm or Chusan Palm is very attractive, easy and quick growing palm. It is one of the hardiest of all the palm trees, and is hardy in most places of the UK even in severe winters. Also know as the Windmill Palm it is easy to grow and adapts well to most situations. although it does prefer to be sheltered from strong winds. Beautiful fan-shaped fronds are arranged around the top of a single trunk which is usually covered in a coarse fibrous material, but these palms have been bark stripped giving it an exotic and tropical appearance. Branched flower heads appear from early summer. The Trachycarpus Fortunei is a relatively inexpensive palm that is perfect for creating a tropical look in any garden.
Latin Name: Trachycarpus Fortunei
Common Name: Chusan Palm or Chinese Windmill Palm.
Native to: Central China and Asia
Hardiness; Fully hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters
Growth: Quite fast. A "no fuss" easy to grow palm. Beautiful fan-shaped fronds are arranged around the top of a single trunk which is covered in a coarse fibrous material, giving it an exotic and tropical appearance. branched flower heads appear early summer.
Sunlight: Full sun/semi shade.
Exposure: Sheltered from strong wind.
Moisture: Water well during growing season.