Known as the Windmill Palm or Chusan palm, this hardy and reliable Palm tree is renowned for its tall upright growth habit, creating excellent structure and presence in any environment.
The Chusan palm's glossy green fan-shaped tropical leaves lend themselves perfectly to tropical planting areas. Not only does it work well alongside palms such as the Jelly Palm and the Miniature Chusan Palm, but the palm adds fantastic depth and structure when planted amongst bananas (Musa basjoo) and Elephant's Ear (Colocasia esculenta), creating a wonderful jungle effect.
Although the Trachycarpus fortunei is hardy in just about all situations, its foliage does lose condition when planted out in really exposed environments. If Trachycarpus fortunei is potted it will really benefit from a monthly feed throughout the growing season to add richness and vigour to the foliage. As with all potted palms make sure it is kept moist throughout dry-spells.
Trachycarpus fortunei is also known as the Chusan Palm or Windmill Palm.