Trachycarpus fortuneiItem #6360 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 11
Extremely hardy palm with distinctive hairy black fibers covering its slender, graceful trunk. Attractive compact crown. Makes a good garden or patio tree, or container specimen. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate grower, 25 to 30 ft. tall with a compact 8 to 10 ft. wide crown.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:tray-kee-o-KAR-pos for-TEW-ne-iDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower, 25 to 30 ft. tall with a compact 8 to 10 ft. wide crown.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:YellowGarden styleTropicalDesign IdeasThis is not only incredibly hardy for a palm, it is the best choice for small gardens. Growing as a single, hairy trunk it begins as a foundation plant that eventually matures as a tall, thin column.Because it does not branch, and keeps a very tight foliage head, it fits very well into small spaces, sideyards, or as a specimen in rock gardens. Plant three or more close together to achieve a cluster or grove in tropical garden schemes. Ideal plant for swimming pool enclosures. This palm is an appropriate choice for historic Victorian era landscaping, and is often found in older English gardens in southern Britain!Companion PlantsBird of Paradise (Strelitzia); Canna (Canna); Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Jatropha (Jatropha); Plumbago (Plumbago)
- CareCare InformationProvide organically rich, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Follow regular watering schedule during first few growing seasons to establish a deep, extensive root system. Performs best with regular water or with environmental humidity, but will tolerate some drought. Feed in early spring before new growth emerges.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.