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Trachycarpus fortunei

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Trachycarpus fortunei

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Chusan Palm, Windmill Palm

Palms are one of the essential ingredients of an exotic garden and, since its first introduction into cultivation in the UK in 1843, Trachycarpus fortunei has proved to be an exceptionally hardy and tolerant palm.

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Palms are one of the essential ingredients of an exotic garden and, since its first introduction into cultivation in the UK in 1843, Trachycarpus fortunei has proved to be an exceptionally hardy and tolerant palm.

It will grow pretty well anywhere but to keep it looking in tip-top condition try to plant the Chusan palm in a moist but well-drained soil in good sun or part shade and, most importantly, out of the wind.

When happy it will grow 30cm or more of trunk in a season. Branched heads of flowers are produced in early summer, adding to the exotic effect.

Trachycarpus fortunei Identification Sheet

Origin
China
Genus
Trachycarpus
Species / Cultivar
fortunei
Common name(s)
Chusan Palm, Windmill Palm
Synonym
Chamaerops excelsa
Situation
Full sun
Eventual height
7-8m
Eventual spread
2-3m
Hardiness
Fully hardy
Skill level
Easy

Usually bought together

Frequently asked questions about garden palm trees

When should I plant a palm tree in the ground?

In the UK, it's always ok to plant a palm tree in the ground. As long as the soil is not frozen, with a bit of preparation you can plant your palm tree anytime. 

However, ideally you would plant either in early spring or late autumn.

If planting in the middle of the summer, you may have to be careful with watering: soak the root ball of the plant for a few hours before planting, water the hole thoroughly and once the hole has been backfilled, water again to ensure a good contact between the soil and the roots. Water frequently as the soil tends to dry really fast in summer. A couple of times a week should be ok for newly planted palm trees.


GENERAL CARE

Most palms need tropical or subtropical temperatures, but there are some suitable for planting outdoors in the British Isles. Hardy palms are invaluable as structural plants in tropical-style gardens and look effective when planted with bananas, bamboos and New Zealand flax. 

PLANTING

Hardy palm trees can be planted at any time of the year, but ideally it should be done during spring and summer. 

Try to dig a hole a good deal bigger than the root-ball, which should be given a good soak before planting. Back-fill the hole with a free draining mix

Water thoroughly. This will be beneficial to the establishment of the root system. If planting during a dry spell, water the hole first, allow to drain, plant, back-fill, and then water again. 

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Outdoor plants pot sizes
Outdoor plants pot sizes

With items such as ferns, juvenile tree ferns and herbaceous plants it is difficult to give the exact size of each species when such a wide range of plants are grown so we specify standard pot sizes to give an indication of the size and/or age of the plant you are buying.

Sometimes the pot size might vary slightly from the standard or we might listed as 2-3 litre pot, depending on the growers we purchased them from. However, the sizes of the plants are similar in height and spread.

Sometimes the plants might be photographed in decorative pots. However, please bear in mind that our plants are kept in plastic nursery pots.

Plants measurements
Plant measurements

For the outdoor plants, that are meant to be planted in the ground, the height of the pot is excluded from the measurement. The height is measured from the top of the pot to the tallest leaf or branch of the plant.

All plants are measured when brought to our nursery, however, due to natural factors, the actual size of the plant might change over time due to adjustments to the environment. When picking multiple plants for an order, we aim to pick matching plants.

Plant warranties
WARRANTIES

We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.

The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.

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Delivery information
DELIVERY INFORMATION

Due to the nature of the consignments, the courier's drivers are not insured to carry goods through your property. The standard delivery location is the border of your property or the entrance of a communal space. If other arrangements need to be made, please get in touch with us as soon as the order is placed. Vouchers and small boxes can be posted through the letterbox, provided there is unrestricted access to it. 

Please make sure you leave delivery instructions, at checkout, in case you won't be at home when the courier delivers.

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Reviews (95)

Rated 4.88 on the scale 1 - 5 based on 95 customer reviews
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Janet C.
27-10-2020
Thank you Palm Centre for a first service. I'm delighted with the speed & quality of this plant. It will be gift & I'm sure the recipient will be as delighted as I am. This was my first order from you and certainly won't be my last. Many thanks again.
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Amazing Specimen Plant, Absolutely Thrilled
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26-09-2020
I am delighted with my new acquisition. Excellent plant, much admired!
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Great Place To Buy
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stephen J.
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24-09-2020
I have ordered from Palm Centre for 25 years . Never had a problem, plants always in great condition. Packaged well, good courier service. They used to have a greater selection of rarer palms but I suppose it became unviable. I have bought T. fortunei, C humilis, B. capitata, Dicksonia and others, plants never failed. (North West coast) UK I bought a Trachycarpus fortunei about 25 years ago. I think it cost me about 8 pounds, juvenile, kept it in UK for many years. I moved to France in 2003 and planted it outside. Now it is a magnificent specimen with thick trunk and 2.5 metres tall. Since moved back to UK and looking to acquire a few more palms. Highly recommended .
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Superb Trachyus Funei
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Albert D.
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17-09-2020
Received well packaged and much bigger than I expected. Very healthy looking trees and half the price of local garden centres
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