Trachycarpus fortunei trunk types Survey

What types of Trachycarpus fortunei trunk do you have

Shaggy
9
18%
Hairy
35
71%
Stripped
5
10%
 
Total votes: 49

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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei trunk types Survey

Post by cordyman » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:03 pm

is it a trait of wagnerianus to have shaggy trunks? mine have much more hair than the fortunei.

I'm wondering if the shaggy fortunes have heavy waggy cross mix/traits?


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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei trunk types Survey

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:47 pm

cordyman wrote:is it a trait of wagnerianus to have shaggy trunks? mine have much more hair than the fortunei.

I'm wondering if the shaggy fortunes have heavy waggy cross mix/traits?
Not noticed my Waggies being more hairy, so may be that your waggie has a hairy trait, rather than a trait of a waggie.
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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei trunk types Survey

Post by cordyman » Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:30 pm

Dave Brown wrote:
cordyman wrote:is it a trait of wagnerianus to have shaggy trunks? mine have much more hair than the fortunei.

I'm wondering if the shaggy fortunes have heavy waggy cross mix/traits?
Not noticed my Waggies being more hairy, so may be that your waggie has a hairy trait, rather than a trait of a waggie.



In fact thinking about it my Fortune from Nigel @ hardypalms is hairier than majority of my other fortunes


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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei trunk types Survey

Post by benbaron » Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:53 am

Can I change my vote to shaggy - I looked at them this weekend and actually noticed they are pretty hairy - alot more than the pics showing the hairy ones. Although they seem to have lost a bit of shaggyness around the bottom 4' or so...probably due to weather and birds.....


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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei trunk types Survey

Post by Doc86 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:25 pm

Dave Brown wrote:This is Trunky with a thicker trunk. Last stripped in 2008, from memory. Needs 3 feet of fibre taken off over the next few weeks, but not while an easterly is blowing, as windchill is terrible up a ladder.
I don't suppose you will be doing a video of this when you strip the rest? I would certainly appreciate it if you did. I can't find much in the way of tutorials especially videos. I am thinking of doing this in the future but am a little bit nervous about it :)


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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei trunk types Survey

Post by grungerman » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:50 am

I like both stripped and hairy. Stripped do like more tropical to me, so i decided to have few trachycarpusees with hair, and few bare trunked.
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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei trunk types Survey

Post by cordyman » Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:21 pm

grungerman wrote:I like both stripped and hairy. Stripped do like more tropical to me, so i decided to have few trachycarpusees with hair, and few bare trunked.

Wow ! great garden drunken_smilie1 Have you got a garden blog, or tour? don't recall seeing it. Those trachys are gorgeous!


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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei trunk types Survey

Post by grungerman » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:23 pm

Thank you Cordyman ! :)
The garden is not finished yet, I want to complete main jobs first and then take some tour-pictures.
I hope I will be able to share my garden with all of us later this year.


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