Trachycarpus wagnerianus

Plants are supplied in standard nursery pots.

Trachycarpus wagnerianus

Waggy, Dwarf Chusan Palm

Not known from the wild, all Trachycarpus wagnerianus in cultivation are themselves from cultivated trees

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Not known from the wild, all Trachycarpus wagnerianus in cultivation are themselves from cultivated trees. They were originally introduced into Europe from Japan early in the 19th century but have remained in comparative obscurity until recently when their qualities as garden plants were at last realised. The striking thing about Waggies is their small and stiff leaves, much tougher and more wind tolerant than 'regular' Trachycarpus fortunei, which it may well usurp in popularity as it becomes more widely available. The small leaves give it a jaunty and attractive look and, of course, make it easier to accommodate in smaller spaces.

Trachycarpus wagnerianus Identification Sheet

Origin
From horticulture in Japan
Genus
Trachycarpus
Species / Cultivar
wagnerianus
Common name(s)
Waggy, Dwarf Chusan Palm
Situation
Sun or part shade, moist rich, well-drained soil
Eventual height
5-6m
Eventual spread
2m
Hardiness
Hardy to -15C or lower
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 (45)

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Great plants that have weathered the ravages of this awful winter superbly
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Welcome Home Waggy
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Delighted to have acquired this wonderful plant. It’s going to well at home here on the Isles of Scilly. No easy feat to get plants of this size here but everything arrived beautifully wrapped and in excellent health.
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Very impressed with this plant. Well packaged and arrived on time. It’s a really good size and is doing great in my garden, in Sheffield, up to now!
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first class service from the palm centre very well packed very high level of service from the palm centre
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