Does this Trachycarpus look like a good deal?

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Anaida9999
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Does this Trachycarpus look like a good deal?

Post by Anaida9999 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:22 pm

Hi,

I found this Trachycarpus plant online for sale at £30.00.

Overall it seems tall at 6ft , ie with the fronds but the trunk is short.

The only thing is that I have not really seen many examples of this tree where it has such long fronds and a short trunk but I guess thats ok?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/159926310 ... ed-public/

Thanks in advance.

Dee


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Does this Trachycarpus look like a good deal?

Post by chainsaw kid » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:37 am

Hi Dee, I have a Trachycarpus that throws up long leaf storks but measuring it from the brickwork behind, that one just pipes it by 3" and don't forget 3" can mean a lot to a guy. :lol: Is it from a private seller or a firm? The reason I ask that it could have been forced but somehow it doesn't look like it to me.
If it has been forced the next leaves could be shorter. I would have liked to have seen a bit more trunk personally but if you want a bit of instant height in the garden go for it. 30 squids wont break the bank will it? Good luck
Don't Just sit there, plant something!

The Kid.


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Does this Trachycarpus look like a good deal?

Post by Anaida9999 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:17 pm

Thanks for the reply, I probably like the trunk to be bigger as well (1m this one might take 5yrs to get to that height) so might get one with a bigger trunk rather then long fronds.


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