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botanical name:
Trachycarpus fortunei
Trachycarpus fortunei © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Windmill palm, Chusan Palm
synonyms:  Chamaerops excelsa
family:  Arecaceae
characteristics: palm, evergreen
height: 12.00m
width: 2.50m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: spiky
leaf colour: green
flower colour: cream
stem/bark: brown
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
description:
Hardy palm. Slowly forms a single trunk with a head of large fan-like leaves. Ultimately tall growing and produces sprays of pale yellow flowers on mature plants.

cultivation:
Grows to about 3m in 10 years. Once well established, usually hardy down to about -12 C. May be damaged by strong winds.

propagation:
From seed.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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