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Trachycarpus:
Trachycarpus fortunei
Trachycarpus martianus
Trachycarpus nanus
Trachycarpus Takaghii
Trachycarpus takil
Trachycarpus wagnerianus

Trachycarpus takil

Common name: Kumaon Fan Palm
Native to: India
Mature height: 40'
Mature spread: 6'
Growth Habit: solitary
Leaf type: palmate
Trachycarpus takil

photo by: Dennis Valdez
Golden Gate Palms Nursery
Point Richmond

Description:

It was introduced into cultivation more than one hundred years ago, but never popularized until recently re-discovered by modern plant explorers Martin Gibbons and Tobias Spanner. Bicolor fans are rigid and uniform with glaucus top and white undersides. Rare but currently available in northern California in specimen size due to the sale of a private collection.

We have received one report of this palm growing in Washington State and probably as cold hardy as T fortunei.



Trachycarpus takil

photo by: Dennis Valdez
Dennis Valdez Garden
Hercules
This species in the garden:
Growth rate: moderate
Sunlight: full sun
Water: moderate
Cold Tolerance: 20 F
Seed or plant availability: rare




 
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