Collection: Trachycarpus fortunei

Trachycarpus fortunei, also known as the Chinese fan palm or windmill palm, is a popular palm tree species and is therefore one of the most planted garden palms in Europe. This palm tree has a robust trunk covered in fibers and large, fan-shaped leaves that give a tropical appearance. Trachycarpus fortunei is hardy to -15°C and can grow well in temperate climates, making it a favorite choice for gardeners around the world. Hemp palms like a bright, wind-protected location. In regions with mild winters, Trachycarpus can be planted in the garden from 3-4 years old. The older the plant, the more likely it is to tolerate longer periods of frost.


Location: place the palm tree in a sunny location with sufficient light, but avoid direct sunlight during the hottest hours of the day.

Water: Water regularly, especially during dry periods. Make sure the soil drains well to prevent root rot.

Soil: use a well-drained potting soil and add some organic material if necessary to promote growth.

Nutrition: Feed the palm tree with a balanced fertilizer once a month during the growing season to encourage healthy growth.
For Trachycarpus fortunei it is best to use a balanced fertilizer that has been specially formulated for palm trees. This fertilizer should have a good balance of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, as well as trace elements such as magnesium and iron. You can also choose a slow-release fertilizer that delivers nutrients to the palm tree over a longer period of time.
It is advisable to apply the fertilizer monthly during the growing season (spring and summer) according to the instructions on the packaging. Over-fertilization can be harmful to the palm tree, so be sure not to exceed the recommended amount.
By regularly using the right fertilizer, you can provide the Trachycarpus fortunei with all the nutrients it needs for healthy growth and development.

Pruning: Remove dead leaves and flower stems regularly to keep the palm tree looking neat and to prevent diseases.

Protection from frost: If you live in a colder climate, protect the palm from frost by wrapping the trunk with insulation material and covering the leaves from severe frost.

By following these simple care tips, you can keep Trachycarpus fortunei healthy and beautiful in your garden or landscape.