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Trachycarpus fortunei

Chusan Palm

from £12.50

4.9 / 5 based on 7 customer reviews
RHS Award of Garden Merit
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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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Trachycarpus wagnerianus (Dwarf Chusan Palm)

  • Common Names: Chusan Palm
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Eventual size after 10 years
Plant Care

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

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Customer Reviews





on 26 Oct 2016

5 / 5

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

on 25 Aug 2016

4 / 5

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

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 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 23 Mar 2016

5 / 5

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

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 17 Feb 2016

5 / 5

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