Trachycarpus fortunei is often called Chinese Palm, Hemp Palm or Windmill Palm and is one of the best-known palms in Europe. The long leaves that look like a fan give this palm its exotic look. The impressive trunk and green colour of its leaves will bring a summery ambiance to your garden.
As the name Chinese palm suggests, these are palms originate in the mountainous areas of China. Due to its ornamental value and ease of maintenance, this palm has become extremely popular in Europe. The most problem-free palm for our climates!
Aside from its ornamental value, the palm is very easy in maintenance. It is fully hardy, so you do not have to worry about the palm in winter. We do recommend some protection in longer periods of frost or in extreme cold. In addition, the palm is not picky regarding its soil or location. It can handle all soils except poorly drained soil. Furthermore, as long as it at least gets a bit of sun, any sheltered location will do. It is helpful to place it in a (semi)sheltered location, as a lot of wind may make the palm look less tidy.
If you are looking for an outdoor palm for a windier spot? Trachycarpus wagnerianus is an excellent alternative for the Chinese palm. It looks are similar, but it has studier leaves that are significantly more resistant to the wind.
It is unsurprising that Trachycarpus fortunei is one of the most popular palm trees for Europe. The charming appearance of the palm and its easy maintenance make it a good addition to any garden. Are you looking to buy a Chinese fan palm? You can find them at MyPalmShop. We select the best quality and guarantee a quick and careful delivery within Europe. For more information about these exotic palm trees, you can contact us. We are happy to help you.
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