Trachycarpus fortunei roots

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Trachycarpus fortunei roots

Post by Mr List » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:37 pm

i'm looking into getting a fairly large Trachycarpus.F for my garden this year.

regarding the roots is there any need for concern?
it will be planted at least 7 metres from my house.

i'm looking at this one as being best size versus money value

http://www.easytropicals.com/pp/Palms/T ... _Palm.html
Hardy Chusan Palm 40Litre 220+cm(60cm trunk) £149.99

any better suggestions for where to shop?
also when is the best time to plant into the ground?

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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei roots

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:00 pm

Don't plant right next to a wall, as the leaves will clatter against it, and can be annoying. Root wise a three feet will do. :wink:

I don't know if a good deal or not as I have never bought a large one
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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei roots

Post by fgtbell » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:41 pm

Just compared the price with the Palm Farm Online and it is roughly in line.

http://www.palmfarmonline.com/products/ ... husan-palm.

Their biggest size is sold out, and the next one down, i.e. one size smaller than yours is £135.

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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei roots

Post by redsquirrel » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:09 pm

personally id go for between 20-40 quid per foot of trunk but then i was spoiled by having hardypalms on the doorstep.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Great-Sized-TRACH ... 53e3ee9aa1

reckon thats more reasonable but no freight costs
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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei roots

Post by Mr List » Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:12 am

it's really hard to tell what you are actually going to get when you can't see pictures of the actual plants.

i'd much prefer to pick my own but there is no where near me.

i need to mull on this one a while , any more suggestions for places to buy from?
i never have used ebay before.
it seems to have a bad reputation.

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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei roots

Post by fgtbell » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:36 pm

Have you looked at the Outlet Centre http://www.outletgardencentre.co.uk/ ?

They used to have Trachycarpus, but I haven't been up that way for a couple of years.

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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei roots

Post by Tom2006 » Sat Jan 29, 2011 10:57 pm

They still have lots of palms at the outlet but the temps,have hit them badly. They haven't had lots of trachies for a while though. When they do the prices are normally superb. Personally I would wait until spring for centres to get new stock. I'll be calling in this week probably so will let you know.
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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei roots

Post by Tom2006 » Mon Jan 31, 2011 6:30 pm

I went to the Outlet today and they have LOADS of very healthy Palms of all sizes and good prices. They will be coming out in April although I'm sure you could buy and take away now.
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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei roots

Post by billdango » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:38 pm

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Mr List wrote:i'm looking into getting a fairly large Trachycarpus.F for my garden this year.

regarding the roots is there any need for concern?
it will be planted at least 7 metres from my house.

i'm looking at this one as being best size versus money value

http://www.easytropicals.com/pp/Palms/T ... _Palm.html
Hardy Chusan Palm 40Litre 220+cm(60cm trunk) £149.99

any better suggestions for where to shop?
also when is the best time to plant into the ground?

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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei roots

Post by The Codfather » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:16 pm

Tom2006 wrote:I went to the Outlet today and they have LOADS of very healthy Palms of all sizes and good prices. They will be coming out in April although I'm sure you could buy and take away now.
where's that then....?
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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei roots

Post by fgtbell » Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:01 pm

If you head over to the Exotic Garden Guide, you'll find the entry under "East Riding"

http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/v ... m.php?f=92

If you know of any other good garden centres in the area, please ask Linden to create entries, and then add the detail.

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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei roots

Post by Tom2006 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:07 pm

http://www.outletgardencentre.co.uk/

Certainly well worth a visit this year in May when everything should be out on display!

That said, If you ask nicely they take you back stage and show you around anyway, if you go in the week when its quiet. Every member of staff LOVES plants and knows a great deal, and every one I speak to keeps exotics!
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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei roots

Post by Mr List » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:16 am

just come over with a sudden fear.

how strong a state of anchorage do these trees have?
i am worried of one being blown down in a gale when it gets tall/er.

do they have really strong roots?

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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei roots

Post by fgtbell » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:06 am

Pretty much all palms put down massively deep roots (in the wild - to tap a water table that may be a long way down in dry places). In fact palms are regarded as a nightmare to move/remove for this reason - you either have to chop the roots (which either kills them or makes them sulk) or dig an impossibly deep hole.

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