Trachycarpus Fortunei

The most popular and one of the hardiest palms for the temperate garden. Big, fan-shaped leaves atop a spectacular, hairy trunk add a bizarre and tropical touch to any planting.

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The most popular and one of the hardiest palms for the temperate garden. Big, fan-shaped leaves atop a spectacular, hairy trunk add a bizarre and tropical touch to any planting. For maximum growth, feed and water well; it can achieve a foot of trunk or more per year.

Its main enemy is not cold but wind, which can damage its metre diameter leaves. . If you only have one palm in your garden, this should be it. Plant out in sun or shade, at any time except winter, and water well in dry weather.

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