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Windmill palm question


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If you look at the bottom left of the trunk closely you will see that area has had a bunch of fronds die off there. But barely any on the other ends. Question is has lighting and moisture kept this tree from growing taller? A lot of trees same age as mine the tree has reached higher and more even frond loss. I’m just wondering if I’m holding it back 


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Thats where the pseudo- heel is located. As it expands it rips the fronds off of the base which kills them. Normal stuff. 

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Agree, It's fine. What you're pointing it's called 'creeping' and it's common habit on trachycarpus genus.


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Yes, your Trachycarpus trunk is creeping. They do this quite often but grow out of it later. Some species do it more than others.

UK zone 8b/9a. No heavy frosts. Occasional -6c. Dull wet winters. Cool summers.

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