I am planting a Trachycarpus Nainital in my pool area. My question is, how far from the trunk will the roots grow? I want to leave enough room from the cement decking and some of the underground pipes that make the pool work. Also I don't want to be planting annuals too close to the trachy and disturbing the trachy roots when I lift annuals for the winter.
Also I have very well-draining clay (sounds odd I know). Any thoughts on what medium I should plant in? Just the native soil/clay. Native clay emended with garden soil/humus? vermiculite? builders' sand? Are there really 10 different ideas all of which work pretty much the same?
I have several more of these than I anticipated on having, and more than my needs. Seeds sown from pure strain, hand pollinated by Jeff St Gelias of the PNW Palm Society In British Columbia.
I am looking for anybody who would like to give this palm a try, yours for the price of shipping. I do not have certs so it needs to be USA only, sorry.
Can send bare root to save on shipping or in the current pots. The locusts like to feed on these, so watch out for that.
PM if interested. The access will likely be guerilla planted.
I am planting several Trachycarpus fortunei (and maybe a takil). I have read everything from, plant in full sun, to plant in afternoon shade, to prefers shade but tolerates sun. I am looking for advice on where to plant the Trachy's. I am in 7a in Maryland north of DC. Humid hot summers, cold wet winters and a micro climate with a min temp that may be a bit colder than 5F. Any experience with siting Trachy's in these conditions would be greatly appreciated.
I figured I would start a new topic giving an update on some of my palms and other things growing in a Virginia garden. Now that I've had a little more free time, I've been catching up on quite a bit of weeding and such. It's still a work in progress. Hopefully, I can get the photos to load. Ever since getting a different phone I've had some difficulties uploading photos, so trying the computer.
So we bought this hybrid about 10 years ago as a JuBu. Seemed more BuJu in form, but didn't think much of it. It's still regrowing its crown. Hasn't flowered in two years. I was looking at it today and realized a few special things:
1. It survived 8F unprotected.
2. This palm sets viable seeds all on its own. Yep folks, self fertile viable seeds. There's not a mature Butia for miles.