Trachycarpus fortunei trunk types Survey

What types of Trachycarpus fortunei trunk do you have

Shaggy
9
18%
Hairy
36
72%
Stripped
5
10%
 
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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei trunk types Survey

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:30 pm

kata wrote:Oh right, thanks Multim!

That stripped (third) It looked a right mess.

Its always best to get the expert in and mine is a long way off needing stripping. It gets plenty new leaf growth but not so much trunk growth.

Maybe I should feed it. :lol: :lol:

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What you probably fail to realise is that palms grown close to something don't grow vertically, so the scars are not horizontal, and also warm years produce a bigger interleaf node than cooler or drier years.
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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei trunk types Survey

Post by kata » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:12 pm

For me to get an expert gardener Dave, what anyone else does is their business..

Whats wrong with that? Maybe you mean about the third strip which I don't like one bit.

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Post by Dave Brown » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:53 pm

kata wrote:For me to get an expert gardener Dave, what anyone else does is their business..

Whats wrong with that? Maybe you mean about the third strip which I don't like one bit.

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The way I read it, the wording suggests that I have made a right mess of it and should have got an expert in :roll: which as a pioneer and one of the first people to practice this in UK 21 years ago is a bit of a kick in the teeth. :roll:
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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei trunk types Survey

Post by bordersboy » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:08 pm

Mine are all hairy,that is until the birds start stripping them again for nesting in the spring.


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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei trunk types Survey

Post by cordyman » Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:51 pm

I think the third stripped pic looks very professional and reminds me of a coconut type palm icon_thumleft


This one though, which has more even growth i'm guessing due to better light? making the trunk look "cleaner" ? IMHO looks ridiculous, reminds me of the trachys in California which look anorexic, the thin trunk doesnt do it for me. I like trachys cold grown and chunky in appearance drunken_smilie1

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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei trunk types Survey

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:38 pm

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.
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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei trunk types Survey

Post by Delboy » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:04 pm

I like the stripped one, it looks more tropical. Imho Dave's looks better as its a chunkier trunk so I would probably buy a nice fat specimen to strip as that skinny one doesnt look as nice.
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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei trunk types Survey

Post by cordyman » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:06 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.

now that is 1000% more aesthetic than skinny one, lovely! icon_salut


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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei trunk types Survey

Post by jungle jas » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:36 pm

Surely a shaggy is just a hairy were the petioles have been cut short and close to the trunk allowing the hair on the trunk to break out from behind the petioles and flop all over the place? icon_thumright
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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei trunk types Survey

Post by karl66 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:33 pm

A shaggy looking fortunei is a totally different looking palm to a standard hairy version & has a sheer mass of long hair, i'll try & get some pic's of mine the wkend, re/stripping, even the fat trunk's look thin when the hair is removed. karl.


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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei trunk types Survey

Post by kata » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:35 pm

I never meant anyone else.

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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei trunk types Survey

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:47 pm

jungle jas wrote:Surely a shaggy is just a hairy were the petioles have been cut short and close to the trunk allowing the hair on the trunk to break out from behind the petioles and flop all over the place? icon_thumright
No, the shaggy ones have fibre that blows about in the wind, much longer than standard hairy ones.
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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei trunk types Survey

Post by Dave Brown » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:50 pm

kata wrote:I never meant anyone else.

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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei trunk types Survey

Post by GREVILLE » Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:54 pm

Well, I'd love to have tall trunks of all three types instead of the single old hairy one I have. Would give the illusion of three different palms in a full garden....and I'm just plain greedy :lol:


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Re: Trachycarpus fortunei trunk types Survey

Post by jungle jas » Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:01 pm

Thanks Dave. I shall have to try and find a shaggy one. icon_thumright
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