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Trachycarpus fortuneiFrom £8.95
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 £39.95
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 other side£29.95
A new Trachycarpus from China ,close to border with North Burma, adults look similar to princeps but young plants resemble Trachycarpus ’nova’. Habitat photos show the leaves white underneath and divided to half way. Unfortunately we cant provide more detail other than the photo from which seeds were collected.
We have observed that in the nursery wild nova plants are growing with more delicate leaves and more silver to back of leaf, these plants by comparison appear a little more robust with a tighter fibre around the trunk base, although they may end up being much the same as wild novas, only time will tell
In my opinion this palm is not same as Trachycarpus nova wild although the differences may be subtle enough that it is one for the purists only. Seed may not become available again it was only available on the one occasion.
Trachycarpus novaFrom £9.95
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.