First introduced to the UK in 1843 this palm tree has proven the most popular and reliable for the UK climate.
Today you can still find mature palms all over the UK that were planted during the Victorian planthunting era. This has proved to be Britains most hardy and best suited palm tree.
Hardy in most parts of the UK, it is an easy and trouble free plant, and should form the backbone of any tropical garden.
Best planted in the ground in a well drained spot , they are not fussy although will not appreciate poor drainage. Dig them into the ground with a mix of garden soil and organic matter , and make sure they are watered regularly during the first year. A common mistake is to not water them , they will need regular watering until the roots go down into the ground.
It is not recommended as a pot plant long term, they dont like long term pot culture without regular repots.
You should also avoid planting them in exposed locations as the wind leaves them looking tatty. Trachcyarpus wagnerianus would be a better option.
Once planted , 2 or 3 dressings a year with a good Slow Release palm fertiliser is all thats needed to keep them healthy.