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Trachycarpus wagnerianus: the ideal palm tree for your garden

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Trachycarpus wagnerianus: the ideal palm tree for your garden

If you are looking for a beautiful and easy to maintain palm tree for your garden, then Trachycarpus wagnerianus is worth the consideration. This unique palm tree is hardy, compact and has a fantastic appearance that well make your garden richer. MyPalmShop will tell you everything you need to know about this palm tree and how you can plant and maintain it.

Origin of Trachycarpus wagnerianus

Trachycarpus wagnerianus, also known as the wagner palm, is a unique palm tree that likely originated in Japan. It is a slower growing palm tree with a compact shape, making it suitable for smaller gardens as well. It has beautiful dark green leaves that are fan shaped. Its trunk is brown and covered in fibres. It is not only easy to look at, but also to care for!

This is how to plant Trachycarpus wagnerianus

Planting a Trachycarpus wagnerianus is not difficult, but there are a few things to keep in mind. Below, you can find some steps for planting this palm tree:

  1. Choose the right location: Trachycarpus wagnerianus Loves a sunny spot, but can also grow well in half shade. It prefers a location that is sheltered against cold winter winds. Any non-frosty wind is fine, however.
  2. Dig a hole: dig a hole that is about twice as large as the root ball of the palm tree. Mix compost through the hole to fertilize the soil more. We recommend using palm potting soil.
  3. Planting: plant the palm tree in the hole and fill it with soil. Press the soil around the palm tree carefully and provide sufficient water.
  4. Winter protection: protect the palm tree against frost by wrapping the trunk and leaves with jute or fleece. Do not do so too early. Do so from -10 degrees Celsius; if you do it earlier, it will not harden against frost. For a potted Trachycarpus wagnerianus, we recommend doing so from -5 degrees Celsius.
  5. Air circulation: as soon as temperatures allow it, remove the winter protection. That way, the air flow can continue again. If you leave the protection on for too long whilst not necessary, fungi might take a hold of the plant.

Caring for your palm tree

Caring for your Trachycarpus wagnerianus is not difficult, but we recommend occasionally paying some attention to the palm tree. Below, you can find some of the most important tips for caring for the Trachycarpus wagnerianus:

  1. Provide water regularly: Trachycarpus wagnerianus needs regular watering, especially during dry periods. Do not provide water if the soil is still wet.
  2. Fertilizing: fertilize the palm tree regularly with organic fertilizer to stimulate growth.
  3. Protection: protect Trachycarpus wagnerianus against severe frost (-10 degrees Celsius) by wrapping the trunk and leaves with jute or fleece. Allow the plant to breathe once it is less cold again.
  4. Remove dead material: remove dead leaves and branches to prevent them from slowing down the growth of the tree. Do not cut them off, but use sharp, clean pruning shears to remove leaves.

Perfect for European gardens

Trachycarpus wagnerianus is a beautiful, hardy, low-maintenance palm tree well suited for European gardens. By planting and caring for the tree properly, you can enjoy its beauty for many years. We hope these tips have helped you get to know the palm and requirements. At MyPalmShop, you can find a large range of Trachycarpus wagnerianus is various sizes and prices.

  MyPalmShop     13-12-2023 14:54