Colours and scent Flowers: Fruit: Leaf: Green Stem: Green Variegated leaf: No Scent: No
Size and shape Height: 10.00m Height at 10yrs: 5.00m Spread: 3.00m Spread at 10yrs: 2.00m Shape: Cone
Evergreen, Seasons of interest... Blooms/foliage interest in: Evergreen: Yes
Trachycarpus fortunei Chusan Palm, Chinese Windmill Palm, Fan palm, Hemp palm
Plant Names... Botanical name: Trachycarpus fortunei Common name: Chusan Palm, Chinese Windmill Palm, Fan palm, Hemp palm Also known as: Chamaerops fortunei
Plant Type... Plant botanical type: Palm
Use For... Architectural, Deer resistant
Description... This is almost the ultimate statement with regard to exotic looking plants. It is a very striking palm tree with sturdy trunk and an array of fan-shaped leaves, each divided into long, slender, splayed out fingers. When the wind blows, the leaves rustle with a chattering sound. It starts off with huge leaves spread out near ground level, then gradually hoists itself up on its hairy trunk, shedding old leaves as it ascends. There are spectacular specimens in the wonderful Logan Botanic Garden, in Scotland. They are sometimes seen with daffodils growing at their feet, to strange effect.
Awards Royal Horicultural Society's Award of Garden Merit
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Planting your new plant
Water the plant thoroughly when you get it home, and plant out as soon as possible. Make the hole for the plant larger that the pot it is in and the same depth. When removing the plant from the pot, squeeze the sides of the pot to loosen it. Loosen the roots of the plant, put the plant in the hole spreading the roots to encourage them to grow outwards. Fill round the edges of the rootball with soil to the same level as the surrounding soil.
Care for your plant
Plants in containers need plant food to thrive when in growth. Seek advice from your retailer regarding best product(s). Follow the packet instructions when applying plant food. Remove fading flowers to encourage fresh ones.
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