Windmill Palm, Fan Palm

Thu, Apr 10, 2008


Windmill Palm, Fan Palm - Trachycarpus fortunei
Latin name:
Trachycarpus fortunei

Description: Once rare in this country, but know excepted as the hardiest palm that be grown anywhere in the British Isles as it will take lows of at least -15C. This absolutely essential palm, once established, can grow 30cm of trunk a year. The typical fan-shaped leaves can grow up to 1m wide on a mature plant.

Hardiness: Once established takes lows of about -15C. Protect from prevailing winds which can shred the leaves.

Height: 1-5m and t

Position: Sheltered position in full sun or dappled shade

Soil: Any well-drained garden soil enriched with organic matter

Water: Mulch well as this majestic palm prefers soils that do not dry out

Usage: Very statuesque palm for a dominant position in the garden where it can bee seen to full advantage – they also look good in groups. If planting in a container, make it a large one so it doesn’t blow over in windy conditions.

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