Trachycarpus Latisectus. The Windermere Palm.
The Trachycarpus Latisectus Palm is a very attractive palm only found in the wild in one one tiny location in the Sikkim Himalayas in north-east India which is threatened by deforestation. Only recently has it been introduced into cultivation. It has a solitary, grey coloured trunk, smooth when mature, topped by a open crown of between 15-25 almost circular large glossy fan shaped leaves with very broad leaf segments up to 5cm wide. These are a dark green above and slightly glaucous on the underside. The old leaves hang down in a skirt below the crown. Unarmed. This is a stunning looking palm.
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Latin Name: Trachycarpus Latisectus.
Common Name: The Widermere Palm.
Native to: Tiny area in Sikkim Himalayas in India.
Hardiness: -5/-7 degrees when mature.
Growth: Large almost circular fan shaped leaves with very broad leaf segments, similar in look to the Livistona Palm. Solitary grey coloured smooth trunk. Unarmed.
Sun: Full sun/partial shade.
Soil: Rich, loamy soil but well draining.
Moisture: Regular watering.
Feeding: Fertilize during the growing season.
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