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Trachycarpus fortuneiFrom £5.95
First introduced in 1843 this palm tree has proven the most popular and reliable for the UK climate.
Hardy in most parts of the UK it is an easy and trouble free plant.
Quality, cold grown, thick trunked and well rooted plants available in a selection of sizes.
Trachycarpus wagnerianusFrom £9.95
Wagners fan palm , a beautiful compact Trachycarpus that is unaffected by the UK’s buffeting winds and always looks perfection.
Hardy in most parts of the UK, very easy to grow and quickly grows into a beautiful palm tree that can be left to fend for itself in all but the most severe of winters.
Possibly the most cold hardy Trachycarpus.
The most beautiful and sought after of the genus with its slight blue leaf colouration contrasted by a stunning white underside. Somewhat difficult to grow but well worth the effort.
In winter 2017/2018 in the USA , several people reported that Trachcyarpus takil was burnt to a crisp whilst princeps in the same garden remained untouched.
Trachycarpus princeps hybridFrom £19.95
Bought as Trachycarpus princeps seeds, but clearly not, these young palms display similarities to princeps, but are larger , faster growing and trouble free. This is NOT Trachycarpus nova, it can only be a hybrid between princeps and nova or fortunei.
Trachycarpus takagii (wagnerianus x fortunei)£7.95
A fabulous Trachycarpus, combines the best of fortunei and wagnerianus. They can look quite spectacular with medium sized stiff symetrical leaves.
Trachycarpus manipur (Ukhrulensis)£9.95
A recently described Trachycarpus from Manipur , India.
Slow growing but very beautiful, probably the biggest Trachycarpus of the genus with huge leaves of more than 60 segments.
Slightly less cold hardy than fortunei but seems hardy enough for most parts of the UK in all but the most extreme of winters.
Trachycarpus novaFrom £8.95
A wild occurring Trachycarpus growing near to Trachycarpus princeps in China.Botanically very close to fortunei.
Probably the fastest growing of the Trachycarpus family , resembling Trachycarpus martianus when larger.
Seems slightly less cold hardy than fortunei, but recovers extremely rapidly.
Photos are of a plant in habitat and a beauty in Steve Winstanleys garden to show how they grow in the UK.
Collectors palms , they are not as hardy as people think , winter 2017/2018 in the USA saw them burnt to a crisp where other Trachys, notably princeps , fared much better.
Often confused with Trachycarpus naini tal , a fortunei variant coming from the same region, older palms on the market sold as takils are in fact Trachycarpus naini tals.