Trachycarpus fortunei


Himalayas of Northern India to Northern Thailand and China and can be found throughout the temperate and sub-tropical regions of the world

Trachycarpus fortunei
Conservation Status:-

Not endangered

Sun Requirements:-

Full sun to light shade

Water Requirements:-


Minimum Temperature:-

-18 Degrees Centigrade

Overall Height:-

10-40 feet


8-10 feet


Solitary, 8-10 inches in diameter, grey/brown, texture is fibrous with persistent leaf base remnants towards the crown




Palmate, up to 4 feet across, medium green and slightly glaucous underneath


Small densely packed yellow flowers on 2-3 foot long branching inflorescences


½ an inch in diameter, round and bluish/purple when ripe


Dioecious, male and female flowers occur on different plants

Pests & Diseases:-

No major pests or diseases

Seed Germination:-

Easily and quickly, between 1 to 3 months


Named after the 19th Century Scottish plant hunter, Robert Fortune.

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