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Trachycarpus Fortunei, also known as the Chusan Palm, is a striking palm tree that adds a tropical touch to any garden or patio. This particular variety of Trachycarpus Fortunei is a 5ft tall specimen, perfect for adding an instant impact to your outdoor space.
For optimal growth, Trachycarpus Fortunei should be planted in a sunny or partially shaded position in well-drained soil. It’s best to plant this palm tree in the spring or autumn, as it needs time to establish its root system before winter.
Trachycarpus Fortunei can grow up to 10 metres in height, but this 5ft specimen is perfect for smaller spaces or for use in a container. The width of the plant will vary depending on the growing conditions, but it typically forms a round crown of fronds at the top of the trunk.
To ensure healthy growth, it’s recommended to feed Trachycarpus Fortunei with a balanced fertiliser every spring and summer. This will help to promote healthy growth and ensure that the plant stays healthy and strong.
Pruning is generally not necessary for Trachycarpus Fortunei, as it naturally sheds its lower fronds over time. However, if you do need to remove any dead or damaged fronds, it’s best to do so in the spring.
Trachycarpus Fortunei is not known for its flowers, but it does produce small, yellow fruit in the autumn. Overall, this palm tree is a stunning addition to any garden or patio, adding a touch of tropical flair to your outdoor space.