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Best-known fan palm in Europe Native to China where winters can be severe and very cold, this fan palm is the most well known and most common palm for the cooler climate. Brought to Europe over 150 years ago it has been a feature of Europe's parks and gardens. Whilst this palms main claim to fame is its incredible resistance to cold it is also an attractive palm in its own right. Trachycarpus fortunei can withstand severe cold, mature palms have been known to recover from temperatures as low as -18C. A blanket of snow is no problem for a trachycarpus fortunei. As such, it's a great plant for beginners and enthusiasts alike! his palm prefers cooler, temperate areas, and struggles in the tropics. It is not fussy, is easy to grow and adapts well to most situations, providing the soil is not prone to waterlogging. It can handle salty ground moderately, so Trachycarpus fortunei should have no problem surviving near the sea or ocean. All together makes for an enduring palm which has grown even in cold oceanic climates of areas. Trachycarpus Fortunei even grows on the Faroe Islands at 62°N latitude. Tot. height: 140-160cm, trunk: 30-40 cm, pot: ø 31 cm
GardenPalms specialises in the cultivation, import and export of cold-resistant palms and exotics suitable for the European climate. We travel the globe sourcing the hardiest Trachycarpus fan-palms and cultivate beautiful, strong plants suited to European gardens. We import frost-resistant feather palms such as Butia from South America and accommodate large international orders for seedlings in our greenhouses. Our activities and experience allow us to select and produce only the highest quality plants at very competitive prices. We aim to be a ‘one stop shop’ for nurseries and garden centres and to offer an unrivalled service.