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The Chusan Palm (Trachycarpus fortunei) is worldwide among the winter hardiest palm trees. A distinctive fibrous and brown netting surrounds the straight and usually single stem. The fir-tree green coloured palm fronds of this robust fan-palm can reach a diameter of up to 1m. They are incised to two-thirds. Chusan Palms grow as well in sunny as in semi-shady situations and they are an exotic eye-catcher in gardens and winter gardens. If you want to cultivate the Chusan Palm like a classical container plant then place it outdoor with the beginning of April and bring it back into its winter-quarter late autumn (November/ December): This could be a bright, unheated plache in a summer house, a garage or similar space, as long as it is roofed. Chusan Palms can also be wintered in a heated greenhouse, they then don’t take a rest period. The third alternative is to plant the Chusan Palm permanently into the garden.Depending on the beginning of the frost period you then have to stake the palm fronds, tie them up at the palm top and cover them with a fleece - not a clingwrap! The fleece is for protection against wetness and winter sun, not against coldness. As insulation you can stuff straw or dry leaves under the wrapped palm fronds. However, through the straw only little sunlight can reach the palm fronds. And if the straw get wet (the fleece is partly permeable for moisture) this can cause the palm to rot. A simple fleece wrapping has therefore proved itself best. Essential is to protect the palm top (where the new palm fronds grow) against wetness. Otherwise, it cannot dry in a rainy winter and the palm’s growing spot may rot. In combination with frost, ice crystalls might damage the plant’s tissue. A wetness protection provided, Chusan Palms are extremely robust and modest plants, bringing the feeling of holidays even into North-European gardens
Quality: straight upright trunk with fibrous netting; deeply dark-green palm fronds; tolerating heat as well as coldness; adaptable & easy to care
Use: in pots starting from April to November outside on balcony, terrace or in the garden - during winter in the house(unheated or only sporadically heated); all year round planted in a heated or unheated greenhouse or bright rooms; planted in the garden (with protection against wetness)
|Height||4 - 5 m|
|Color of flowers||yellow|
|winter temperature||10 (±10)°C|
|Minimum temperature||-15 °C|
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