Syn. Chamaerops fortunei, Trachcarpus wagnerianus, Trachycarpus excelsus
Common name: Chusan palm, Windmill palm, Chinese fan palm
Native to: Central and South China
The most cold hardy of the arborescent palms in the world.
Native / exotic: Exotic
Aspect: Needs shade when young, grows into full sun
Flowers: Inflorescence of small white flowers on bracts
Foliage: Evergreen, pinnate, reduplicate to 3m long with gracefully arching rachis
Growth habit: Upright, tall, solitary palm
Hardiness: Hardy but needs moderate protection from the wind
Height: Up to 35 metres
Spread: Up to 1.5 to 3 metres (canopy)
Soil requirements: Moist, rich and sandy, well-drained soils- not soggy soils
Uses: It is used massively in gardening and landscaping as specimen tree planted alone or in groups. It is used along roadways, in parking lots, yards, patios. It is also excellent in containers and urns.