Windmill Palm, Chusan Palm
Scientific Name: Trachycarpus fortunei (Hook.) H. L. Wendl.
Trachycarpus fortunei

Size: To 50 feet tall (15 m). To 8 feet in diameter.
Min. Temperature: 12F (-11C)
Water Requirements: Regular water.
Sun Requirements: Full sun to light shade.
Origin: China
Germination: Easy within 3 to 6 weeks
Leaf: Palmate, Irregularly divided, 3 to 4 feet across.
Trunk: Blackish brown, covered with old petiole bases and matted fiber, Trunk thicker at the top than at the bottom..
Flower: yellow. Flower stalk coming from among the lower leaves.
Fruit: 0.5 to 0.75 inch long (1.2 to 2 cm). Kidney shaped.
Seed: Kidney shaped.

Can be grown indoor as potted plants. Sensitive to wind that tears the leaves. In the hot southwest deserts, it does better with afternoon shade.


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