Add to cart. Trachycarpus prefers a moist but well-drained, fertile soil in shade or part shade. It is in leaf all year, in flower from August to September. The fan like leaves is arranged into a symmetrical crown that is about 3 m wide. Big fat hairy trunk with a mass of palmy leaves on top and in the spring a marvellous display of haddocks. Trachycarpus fortunei are dioecious, with male and female flowers produced on separate trees. Longevity 50 to 150 years. Hardiness: -17°C / 1,4°F . It also grows more slowly, particularly in the early stages of growth. Before flowers appear on the female trees, they grow drupes; small fruits that resemble berries. All flowers grow close to the trunks of the trees. Trachycarpus fortunei, the Chusan Palm, Chinese Windmill Palm or just Windmill Palm, as they are often called, is without doubt the most important palm suitable for cooler temperate gardens. The fruits are 1-1.5 cm, kidney-shaped and purplish-black covered with a waxy blue bloom when ripe. The flowers are yellow and will perfume the air around them. Flowers are grown on large, branched, drooping spikes during summer, and are then followed by small kidney-shaped fruit (10 - 12 mm) that ripen from green to blue-black during autumn. Growth is moderate to fast to 35 feet tall. Trachycarpus fortunei (Chusan Palm, Windmill Palm or Chinese Windmill Palm) is a palm native to central China (Hubei southwards), south to northern Burma and northern India, growing at altitudes of 100–2400 m. This palm can tolerate temperatures till -15 / -18 °C. Houseplant care: Trachycarpus fortunei is the only species from its genus grown as an indoor plant. The trunk typically attains heights up to 10 meters (~30 feet), however vigorous ones can go 13 meters or more (a little over 40 feet). Trachycarpus fortunei Botanical Name: Trachycarpus fortunei. Trachycarpus fortunei (Chinese windmill palm) Chinese windmill palm, Chusan palm, Windmill palm. These are one of the first seedlings to come on the market. The species name was given in honor of Robert Fortune, a horticulturist from Scotland. Leaves Palmate, Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen. The yellow or whitish male and female flowers grow on separate plants. Trachycarpus fortunei came to Caerhays shortly after 1900 but visitors would have to look hard to find them as they are tucked away in a wood opposite the lake and not in the main garden. These seeds germinate after roughly ten weeks. Those fruits very easily produce new windmill palms. Trees may be referred to as male or female. Erect with a Low Canopy. If you have a male and a female windmill palm the flowers of the female Trachycarpus fortunei will be followed by fruits. Palm Shape. The female flower of a fortunei was pollinated by pollen from a male wagnerianus. Features: Single-trunked, palmate palm to 10 m (rarely 13 m) tall. Mature Windmill Palm. It just shows more of the variability possible with seed grown plants. There are male and female trees. Origin/Habitat: Central China Myanmar & Northern India. The Chinese windmill or Chusan palm (Trachycarpus fortunei) displays fan-shaped fronds up to 3 feet wide. Trachycarpus fortunei only reproduces by seed. 25 litres pot, 30-40 cm.(tr.) The actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height etc. As you can see from the above picture the female inflorescence is emerging so I guess this Trachycarpus fortunei is female so will produce seed if pollinated. Palmate leaves, solitary, erect gray to brown stems with matted brown fibers and remnant leaf bases. Also sold in trachycarpus fortunei set or with Trachycarpus fortunei Stripped trunk. Home / Uncategorized / trachycarpus fortunei feeding. This species will contain characteristics of both species. 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