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Trachycarpus Fortunei

Trachycarpus Fortunei


90cm - 100cm Height / 20cm Pot

SKU: Trachyfort0207
    • Introducing the Trachycarpus Fortunei, the epitome of natural elegance and rugged beauty in the world of palms. Also known as the Windmill Palm, this extraordinary plant is an ideal addition to any landscape, patio, or indoor space, instantly transforming it into a serene oasis.

    • 90-100cm Height
    • 20cm pot.
    • Trachycarpus fortunei, commonly known as the Windmill Palm, is a popular palm tree species that can thrive outdoors in the UK. Proper care is essential for its health and longevity. Here are some care instructions for Trachycarpus fortunei when grown outdoors in the UK:

    • Planting location: Choose a spot with well-draining soil and good sunlight exposure. Trachycarpus fortunei can tolerate partial shade, but it prefers a location with at least a few hours of direct sunlight each day.

    • Soil: The soil should be well-draining to prevent waterlogged roots. Sandy loam with some organic matter mixed in works well for this palm.

    • Watering: While Trachycarpus fortunei is relatively drought-tolerant, regular watering is essential during dry spells, especially in the first couple of years after planting. Once established, they can tolerate some drought, but it's still important to keep them adequately watered during prolonged dry periods.

    • Mulching: Applying a layer of mulch around the base of the palm can help retain soil moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weed growth.

    • Fertilization: Windmill Palms don't require heavy feeding. You can apply a balanced slow-release palm fertilizer in spring and optionally in mid-summer. Follow the package instructions for the appropriate amount.

    • Pruning: Trachycarpus fortunei generally doesn't require much pruning. Remove any dead or damaged fronds (leaves) as needed to maintain a neat appearance. Avoid excessive pruning, as it can harm the palm.

    • Protection from cold: Trachycarpus fortunei is relatively hardy but can benefit from some protection during severe winters. Wrapping the trunk with horticultural fleece or burlap can help protect it from frost and extreme cold. If possible, avoid planting in exposed locations that receive strong, cold winds.

    • Pest and disease control: Windmill Palms are relatively resistant to pests and diseases. However, keeping the area around the palm clean and free from debris can reduce the likelihood of pest infestations. If you notice any signs of pests or diseases, address the issue promptly with appropriate treatments.

    • Winter care: In colder regions of the UK, it's a good idea to apply a thick layer of mulch around the base of the palm in late autumn to insulate the roots during winter. 

    • Monitoring: Regularly inspect your Trachycarpus fortunei for signs of distress, such as wilting fronds or discoloration. Address any issues promptly to keep the palm healthy.

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