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A trachy with 360 degree leaves at the big box store


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Everytime I go to OSH, I look at the nursery stock to see what's out there. To my surprise, yesterday, I came across several trachys that had total 360 degree leaves. They looked quite unusual, so I picked one up. It's impossible to tell where the petiole is on those leaves. And the entire lot was like this.

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Neat!

Can you take a shot of the leaf reverses and the base of the stem where the leaves join it?

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Very cool! Reminds me of a Coccothrinax

I was going to say the same thing.

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hmm...so that's what I should look for.

David Simms zone 9a on Highway 30a

200 steps from the Gulf in NW Florida

30 ft. elevation and sandy soil

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Very cool. There is a guy on a different forum (Hardy Palm and Subtropicals) who has a trunking specimen. He calls it the same thing, 360 degree Trachy, not some fancy cultivar or location type. I really like the form and am jealous! Need to keep an eye out in the big box store.

Woodville, FL

zone 8b

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Nice find. I had one just like that but as it grew bigger the leaves returned to normal form. Let's hope yours stays that way.

Flo

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Several folks have mentioned the ephemeral nature of the rounded leaves on fortunei. I doubt the commercial seed stock OSH's plants are grown from would have such trachys, so I guess it's not going to last.

There is another trachycarpus that I grow called 'winsan' that keeps the 360 degree leaf shape and actually looks quite different from fortunei. I grow some but they're still too small. They're considerably less hardy than regular fortunei and have different seed shape and size, which is what makes me think it's really a different species. I've not been able to find any decent pictures of any online, it seems a rather obscure palm.

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