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Trachycarpus fortunei

Chusan Palm

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Trachycarpus fortunei, the Chusan Palm or Windmill Palm, is the best hardy palm that you can own. Robert Fortune discovered the Chusan Palm in the middle of the nineteenth century and it has been growing strongly in the UK since then. Happy in all bu... Read More

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Trachycarpus fortunei, the Chusan Palm or Windmill Palm, is the best hardy palm that you can own. Robert Fortune discovered the Chusan Palm in the middle of the nineteenth century and it has been growing strongly in the UK since then. Happy in all but the most exposed conditions, the Chusan Palm is a tough and relatively fast-growing individual, putting on between 15-30cm of trunk growth per year. It will happily grow in most soils, but avoid planting in an area which is likely to become waterlogged over the winter. Site out of strong winds, which can damage the leaves, and watch it grow into a beautiful specimen. 

  • Eventual Size: Up to 5 metres in height   
  • Position: Full sun to full shade but out of strong winds
  • Foliage: Evergreen
  • Habit: Hairy brown trunk topped with dark green fan leaves
  • Soil: All soils, but avoid waterlogged areas; drought tolerant once established
  • Synonym: Chamaerops excelsa, Chamaerops fortunei
  • Common Names: Chinese windmill palm, windmill palm, Chusan palm, hemp palm, Nepalese fan palm
  • Hardyness: H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
  • Growth rate (UK): 15cm-30cm of trunk growth per year

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Care Information

Plant in full sun or shade, in a good quality, free-draining soil. No pruning required. Avoid exposed windy sites. 

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Delivery

We have the ways and means of delivering all of the plants that we stock at the nursery. We will endeavour to deliver your plants as soon as we can and by using the most effective means possible.

We can deliver all over the country, either by using our own transport (lorries and vans) or by courier. If you order any plants from our online shop, they will be sent out to you using our trusted courier company.

Delivery Charges

Our delivery charges are as follows:

  • Upto £25.00 = £8.99
  • £25.01 to £150 = £12.50
  • £150.01 to £500.00 = £20.00
  • £500.01 to £1,000.00 = £50.00
  • Collect from Nursery = Free

Delivery Times

Most orders are shipped within 5 working days on an overnight courier service. Items will arrive the next working day between 8am and 6pm (although this is not guaranteed).

Couriers & Tracking

We use a number of nationwide couriers for delivering our plants. You will be notified your order has been despatched by email and tracking information will be provided.

Dry Goods / Sundry Items

Please be aware dry goods/sundry items will be sent using Royal Mail 2nd class service and typically take 3-5 working days to arrive.

Larger Plants Not In Our Online Shop

If you would like to order a larger plant which does not appear in the online shop, please call us or send us an email and we will be able to give you a cost for delivery using our own transport. There have been many occasions where we have spoken to a customer on the phone about a large plant, then taken a digital photo of that particular plant and emailed it to them within the hour. This way you can make sure you are going to get exactly what you want.

Alternatively, we may convince you to come down and see us and we can easily help you to try to fit the plants you would like into your car - sometimes this has to be seen to be believed!

Collect from Nursery

You can come and see us and collect your purchase between 9am and 5pm (Mon - Sat)  & 10am and 4pm (Sun)

Pallet Delivery

Large specimen plants such as bamboo & olive trees will require pallet delivery. Due to height restrictions there is a 2m limit on all pallets.

Overseas Delivery

Sorry, at present we do not send plants overseas.

Payment & Security

PAYMENT
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Payment Information

Payments are processed securely by Cardsave and Paypal. When you checkout, you will be directed to the payment processing service to securely complete payment and then returned to Big Plant Nursery for your order confirmation. Payments are not processed directly on the Big Plant Nursery website.

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Customer Reviews





on 23 Mar 2016

5 / 5

Much larger than I expected, would thoroughly recommend. Fast delivery.

on 17 Feb 2016

5 / 5

Bought two of these from you. Arrived promptly and in great condition, quick delivery too - Would use again!

on 16 Mar 2016

5 / 5

Extremely pleased with my palm, arrived in great condition, very fast delivery and well packed will be purchasing another from you!

on 7 Jun 2016

5 / 5

Thanks again Big Plant, today I received my large specimen fortunei and it looks amazing. Also my dwarf 'Waggy' arrived with it and looks like its little sibling!

on 14 Jun 2016

5 / 5

Amazing company! my chusan palms have arrived bigger than was stated. I found your nursery from your youtube video and will recommend you to my friends and family. I wish you all the best and will see you at hampton court!

on 25 Aug 2016

4 / 5

Small problem with order but issue professionally dealt with/pleased with overall outcome, would use in future

on 26 Oct 2016

5 / 5

Very fast delivery, impressed with items purchased - would buy from again. S.Potter