Trachycarpus fortuneiItem #6360 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 11
An extremely hardy palm tree with an attractive, compact crown with large, stiff, fan-like, green foliage and distinctive hairy black fibers covering its slender, graceful trunk. A striking specimen that is excellent for making a tropical statement in smaller landscapes and rock gardens. Works well in group plantings and containers. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 25 to 30 ft. tall with an 8 to 10 ft. wide crown.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:tray-kee-o-KAR-pos for-TEW-ne-iDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 25 to 30 ft. tall with an 8 to 10 ft. wide crown.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:YellowDesign 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, moist, very porous, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, prefers regular water, but tolerates periodic drought. Feed in early spring before new growth emerges.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.