The Trachycarpus fortunei (Chamaerops excelsa), or Chinese hemp palm is the most sold hardy fan palm tree in Northern Europe! The Trachycarpus fortunei is a palm that originally comes from East Asia. You can even find the Trachycarpus fortunei palms high up in the Himalayas. Trachycarpus fortunei hemp palms are 1 of the toughest palms in the world. Once the Trachycarpus has adapted to its environment, it can grow up to 30 cm trunk hight per year in favorable conditions and can reach a hight of 10-12 meter.
This palm has a fantastic appearance with its rugged, fibrous bark and dark green fan-shaped leaves.
The Trachycarpus fortunei tolerates many different conditions. They do not need a warm climate to grow, but they grow in cool and humid weather.
In good condition, the Trachycarpus fortunei can resist dry winters up to -12 ° C / -18 ° C.
If it becomes severe for a long time, it is advisable to protect the Trachycarpus temporarily with jute or fleece cover.
Names worldwide used for the Trachycarpus fortunei palm tree;
In Spanish : Palma de fortune, Palmito elevado
In German : Chinesische Hanfpalme
In Hungarian: Kínai kenderpálma
In English : Hemp palm, Chusan palm
In Dutch : Chinese hennep palm
In Polish: Szorstkowiec Fortunego
In French : Palmier de Chusan, Palmier de Chine
In Italian : Palma di Fortune, Palma di Chusan
In Russian : Trakhikarpus forchuna, Трахикарпус форгуна
In Swedish : Väderkvarnspalm
In Chinese : 棕榈科棕榈属植物
The plus points for the Trachycarpus fortunei palm trees ;
* Frost hardy palms
* They also grow in cooler climates
* Easy to maintain.
* Affordable prices.
* Fantastic appaerance and tropical look.
* Large quantities available.
Other varieties of the Trachycarpus : Trachycarpus wagnerianus, Trachycarpus takil, Trachycarpus princeps.
We can supply the Trachycarpus fortunei in rootball, but also grown in container.