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Chinese Windmill Palm (Trachycarpus Fortunei) 5 seeds

Chinese Windmill Palm (Trachycarpus Fortunei) 5 seeds
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A popular cultivated palm for warm temperate to cool subtropical landscapes, windmill palm is admired for its large, dark green, fan-shaped leaves. This native of central eastern Asia is among the most cold hardy of palms (arguably the hardiest that forms a tall trunk). In warm months, this evergreen indiscriminately bears attractive clusters of tiny yellow flowers. Those with female flowers are followed by blue-black fruits (male and female flowers exist on separate plants). This palm is commonly single stemmed and its trunk is dark gray-brown and covered with thatchy, coarse fibers.
Windmill palm grows best in full sun to partial shade. It can tolerate a wide range of soils, but excels in those with good drainage and warms quickly outside of winter; avoid thin sands. It isn't the best palm for regions with very hot summers and warm winters. From warm temperate to subtropical regions it makes an attractive, architectural tree for foundation or landscape beds. They are particularly attractive grouped in clusters with varying heights. (info source:

Genus - Trachycarpus
Species - Fortunei
Common name - Chinese Windmill Palm
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 7 - 10
Height - 20'-30' / 6 - 9 m
Spread - 8'-10' / 2.40 - 3 m
Plant type - Tree, Palm
Vegetation type - Evergreen
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral
Soil type - Clay, Loam, Well Drained
Water requirements - Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Landscape uses - Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border, Tropical
Germination rate - 75%
Bloom season - Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer
Leaf / Flower color - Gray Green, Dark Green / Yellow

Useful Info
GerminationScarify or pre-soak the seed for 24 hours in warm water then sow in a cold frame in mid to late winter. Bring into the greenhouse about 4 - 6 weeks later and the seed should germinate in about 4 - 8 weeks at 25°c.
As soon as they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Consider giving the plants some protection from the cold for at least their first winter outdoors. Pot up suckers in late spring and plant out in their permanent position 12 months later.