I have three Trachycarpus fortunei windmills. The one in the picture has fronds that are not as stiff or thick as my other two. I bought it from Fast Growing Trees a few years ago. It puts out new fronds each year and seems very healthy. Just wondering if anyone would know what variety this may be or why the fronds are thin and droopy?
Sabal ‘Louisiana’ #1
This little guy is growing slowly but surely. The spear in the middle is starting to make itself more prominent.
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 live in a pretty windy spot which normally has 10-20mph breezes. This past couple of days we have had steady 30mph dry winds and my T. fortunei is looking pretty ragged. I was wondering if these leaves will recover. Also, will the tree become more hardy to the wind over time with new spears? I realize this isn't the best breeze palm but in my zone I'm stuck with needles, sabals, windmills, etc. Thank you!