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Trachycarpus won't grow!

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Stator

I transplanted this palm back in July, since then it has not put out any growth what so ever. I'm a little concerned because all my other Windmill palms have been bullet prof when transplanting putting out growth right away.

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Stator

Hmmm pictures didn't show up....

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Xerarch

After you select the photo to add you have to push another button to actually attach it, that happened to me once anyway so maybe that's what happened to you, there is one more step than you might have thought.

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Stator

Well I did my best with the pictures, as you can see they are far from proper. If anyone has any idea as to why it is not growing please give me some suggestions. I was told to cut off most of the leaves to help it get started.

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Stator

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That is my Fortunei this one is bullet proof, making it through 7 zone 6a winters with minimal protection.

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willials

Hi Stator,

I just noticed your post and was wondering if you ever found out what happened to your transplanted Trachy?

I live in the Seattle, WA area which is a similar climate to yours (if you're in Western Canada/Vancouver area), but probably doesn't get quite as cold. I have grown and transplanted a few Fortunei's and had success. What I have learned is that you definitely want to transplant in the Spring (after frost is past, but not too late in the year). You want the transplanted palm to be able to take root well before the onset of Fall/Winter, giving it the best chance of succeeding. Some other important tips I have learned is to be careful not to trim the fronds too close to the trunk. Leaving about 2 in. on dead trimmed fronds from the trunk seems to be ideal. Also, make sure not to plant the palm above or below (you want it at the same level) the previous level it was planted at. If you bury part of the trunk or leave exposed roots, you're setting yourself up for trouble. The soil can be a variety of mixes, but it appears you may have sand or some clay/sand/loam mix there from your pics. i like a combo of 1/4 sand, and 3/4 unamended soil (not potting mix or any amended/fertilized soil). I also use Superthrive supplement (1 capful in a 3-5 gal. bucket of water), poking a small hole in the bucket, and letting the water mix drain out on the palm over the course of an hour or so until the bucket is empty. This seems to work well for me. I hope it helps.

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Kathryn

Did your palm pick up? You posted this in August and stated that it was planted in July. I wouldn't expect much growth from a newly planted palm in that timeframe.

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