Trachycarpus princeps (Stone Gate Palm)
Rare and choice, this beautiful palm grows on sheet limestone cliffs in the Yunnan province of China near the Tibetan border. Please contact us for stock availability and sizes.
Hardiness level Green
Rare and choice, this beautiful palm grows on sheet limestone cliffs in the Yunnan province of China near the Tibetan border. The mature plant has almost circular leaves, glaucous green above and white beneath. In theory could reach 9 metres but slowly.
Plenty of water but with sharp drainage, these palms thrive in full sun, drier conditions require more shade. Probable only moderately hardy but as it has been in cultivation for less than 20 years, we will be interested to know for sure.
As with all woody plants, plant high, exposing as much of the taper at the base of the trunk as possible. Allowing soil to accumulate round the base of a tree can be fatal. Keep very well watered when first planted.
|Continent of Origin|