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Fan Palms

Trachycarpus spp.

Also known as

Chinese Windmill Palms, Chusan Palms, Palms

TrachycarpusFortunei by Fanghong (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20m

Max

3m

3m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Young Trachycarpus palm
Trachycarpus flowers and fruits
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Fan Palms Overview

Trachycarpus is a small genus containing 9 evergreen palm species which evolved from locations in Asia and the Himalayas through to Eastern China. They are grown for their fan-shaped, palmately lobed foliage, dense yellow flowers and nice overall growth habit, making nice specimen trees in warm climates. They should be sheltered from cold winds and grown under glass in frost-prone climates for optimal growth. These are considered some of the most robust palms, able to tolerate snow in their natural habitats.

How to propagate Fan Palms

Seed

You can propagate from seed in autumn or spring.

Special features of Fan Palms

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Fan Palms

Grown for their habit, foliage and flowers.

Palm trees

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