Beautiful winter hardy palm with free palm focus and palm potting soil
Best-known fan palm in Europe
The Trachycarpus fortunei is native to China where winters can be severe and very cold, this fan palm
is the most well known and most common palm for the cooler climate. Brought to Europe over 150 years ago it has been a feature of Europe's parks and gardens. Whilst this palms main claim to fame is its incredible resistance to cold
it is also an attractive palm in its own right. Trachycarpus fortunei can withstand severe cold; mature palms have been known to recover from temperatures as low as -18C. As such, it's a great plant for beginners and enthusiasts alike!
This palm prefers cooler, temperate areas, and struggles in the tropics. It is not fussy, is easy to grow
and adapts well to most situations, providing the soil is not prone to waterlogging. Initially quite slow, once it reaches trunking size growth is quite rapid; this palm tree is capable of growing up to 0.5 metre (2 feet) of trunk per year. It dislikes wind and should be planted in a wind-free part of the garden or it will look untidy.
Palm Focus is designed specifically for palm
plants in containers. These ancient plants will benefit from regular feeding in the growing season.
The Palm potting compost has been specially developed by us for use with palms. It comprises Suscon to against sciaridae (a common pest). It also comprises three types of bark, many sorts of osmocotes (21-7-21+trace-elements), low-EC peat and pumice stone (4-8mm) to supply minerals at ph 5.5 and to aid drainage. This special mix is used by many professional palm growers and does not need to be complemented or fertilized for 16 months!