Trachycarpus princeps blue-silverThe name 'princeps' means prince and alludes to the opinion that this incredibly beautiful and still rare Trachycarpus is generally regarded as the `prince` amongst Trachycarpus species. In habitat this fan palm has a green leaf and an amazing snow white contrasting back to the leaf. The palm was discovered i the early 1990's growing on sheer stone cliffs in the Stonegate Gorge, China. The trunk has a distinctive brown fibre but older plants have bare trunks lower down. The leaf is split around half way. The palm is very resistant to severe cold, probably being equally as cold as Trachycarpus fortunei. As there is much confusion about what is a real princeps, we always declare provenance! To clarify the confusion regarding the various forms, this is the Golden Lotus Nursery statement: 'Collecting seeds at the Stone-gate is mostly a waste of time. So, I get the Trachycarpus princeps from another mountain-area. That's why my seedlings have a blue colour!!!! The Trachycarpus princeps from The Stone Gate are green." Our plants have the bluer leaf colouration and are cultivated from Golden Lotus seed. Whilst this plant is generally recognised as the `real princeps` it may turn out to differ to the true Stonegate form. However, whether or not it is the true Stonegate form can be considered to be irrelevant as the leaf colouration and white backs make our Tranycarpus princeps highly sought after!Buy Trachycarpus princeps blue-silver online now!