Trachycarpus 'nainital'

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Trachycarpus 'nainital'

Post by palm lad » Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:01 pm

anybody know where could i get these from?

and also how would i be able to tell the difference of it between the other closely related varieties of trachycarpus so that i know its definately a pure nainital and not a takil or something else? dont they all look the same or is there a slight difference somewhere?

cheers, PL :)

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Post by Adrian » Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:53 pm

:lol: I have nainital here and its crown is up around my bedroom window height, it was bought from George at the Palm Farm (the proper one) many moons ago as takil but as we now know all takils sold back then were in fact nainital.
Now if you came into my garden then Id bet you the palm itself that you wouldnt know which one it was.

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Post by Las Palmas Norte » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:29 pm

Too bad you where so far away ... I'd give you a 'Nainital'.
Hope you can find one. Cheers, Barrie.

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Re: Trachycarpus 'nainital'

Post by Adam D » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:42 pm

I bought a 20L one from George at The Palm House earlier this summer.

Based on his experience he said that it was the toughest of the varieties that he grows and that is what helped me to decide to buy it (he wasn't brave enough to give me a money back survival guarantee though :P )

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Post by GoggleboxUK » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:38 pm

:lol: That's the first time I've heard of someone wanting to make sure they get a Tal rather than a Takil.

They are widely available, try Here, HERE or HERE

;)

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Post by Andy P » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:42 pm

So what exactly is the difference between the tal and the Takil? And which one would be the most wind hardy?

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Post by GoggleboxUK » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:47 pm

Takil grow about 2000ft higher up the mountain and are supposedly the hardiest of all Trachys.

I'd imagine both to be fairly wind resistant at those exposed elevations.

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Re: Trachycarpus 'nainital'

Post by Adam D » Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:51 pm

Mine looks to be fortunei leaved size at the moment and has suffered some wind damage this year.

They certainly are not waggie wind resistant!

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Post by Las Palmas Norte » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:30 pm

Here's one 'Nainital' I have that has set seed this year.

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Post by MikeC » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:28 am

Which ones have a naturally bare trunk? I don't like the hairy ones much.

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Re: Trachycarpus 'nainital'

Post by Dave Brown » Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:26 am

I think there is a fundamental difference between what the palm needs and what we like to see. Most of the pristine palms seem to be sheltered by the mountainsides. I guess any fan palm, except waggie will suffer wind damage from our viewpoint, as much of the leaf is a huge sail, unlike pinnate palms.

The only thing that matters to the palm is it is photosynthesizing. It doesn't look in a mirror and think, "god, I look a mess" :lol:

Possibly the best non waggie for wind resistance is T. fortunei 'Tesan' which has smaller tougher leaves.
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Re: Trachycarpus 'nainital'

Post by Las Palmas Norte » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:03 am

Good comment Dave. I often have inexpereinced folks ask me what to do with the brown tips an the ends of the leaflets. They want to know if they can cut the 1/4" brown bits off for more of a visual appeal :lol:

Cheers, Barrie.

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