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trachy leaf sizes


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So I seen a few trachys over the week and noticed small trunked trachy have small leaves while bigger trunked trachy has bigger leaves. Is this true what you guys think.what makes then have giant fan leaves or small fan leaves.

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I'm having trouble understanding what exactly you mean as all palms grow larger leaves as they gain size and mature. Trunk diameter normally increases before they gain height. Climate, soil, genetics and what ever extra care is given to a palm will determine ultimate size potential.

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I would say the limit on leaf size is determined genetically.. There's a lot of difference in appearance within Trachycarpus species; and for example wagnerianus x fortunei give all sorts of different leaf sizes.

Where I live trunk diameter is typically bigger than in for example southern Europe, probably due to our climate.

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I have numerous fortunei and some are fairly thin while others are larger diameter trunks. Leaf sizes are reasonably close in size over all.

Cheers, Barrie.

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Personally I don't know of a more variable palm every one in my garden is totally different in leaf size, fan shape, stiffness,  stem length and trunk thickness. in my opinion they are nothing but mongrels.

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