Trachycarpus Fortunei | Chusan Palm
- Genus: Trachycarpus
- Species: fortunei
- Eventual Height: 1500
- Eventual Spread: 250
- Position: full sun, partial shade, south, east, west
- Evergreen or Deciduous: Deciduous
- Soil Drainage well drained
- Soil PH: acid, alkaline, neutral
- Exposure: sheltered
- Hardiness: (H3) Tender in frost
- Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit
Trachycarpus Fortunei is one of the most popular and hardiest palms for the UK. The Chusan or Windmill Palm from China tolerates temperatures down to -17°C without problem, looking good in summer or winter. Large green, fan-like leaves grow from a hairy, matted trunk, which sheds old leaves as it ascends. Its yellow flowers bloom freely thoughout the summer.
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