A picture of a Kumaon Palm

Kumaon Palm

Trachycarpus takil

Also known as

Takil Palm, Kumaon Fan Palm

Trachycarpus takil kz1 by Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

2.5m

12m

Min

1.5m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Kumaon Palm Overview

Trachycarpus takil is a dioecious, evergreen, palm species in the Arecaceae family. Commonly known as Kumaon Palm or Takil Palm, this plant resembles the related species T. fortunei. Dioecious plants produce male and female flowers on individual plants. This species produces deeply divided, fan-shaped foliage. Flowers are borne in great abundance, they are small and coloured yellow. It has a bushy habit and is hardy to -19 degrees Celsius, plant in a sheltered position, in full to partial sun, in well-draining soil for optimal growth. This species is considered one of the most hardy in this genus, it can tolerate snow and frost.

Special features of Kumaon Palm

Attractive leaves