fortunei

Post Reply
Mark S
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed May 29, 2019 9:31 pm
Location: Leicester

fortunei

Post by Mark S » Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:49 pm

Hi everyone, i was just reading the thread on Triple trunk fortunei now i have always thought i have a "triple trunk" fortunei but after reading the thread i am not quite sure now, On mine the main trunk is around 7 foot, then one is about 3 foot and another 2 foot, and i have also a very small one forming at the base, i planted this palm around 10 years ago (quite small and from a pot) and indeed had 3 trunks when planted, The thread does say that fortunei do not clump form so any ideas what mine is ?, the growth at the base is all in one and not individual trunks.
Thanks Mark
Attachments
IMG_2396.JPG
IMG_2396.JPG (39.93 KiB) Viewed 222 times
IMG_2397.JPG
IMG_2397.JPG (52.49 KiB) Viewed 222 times
IMG_2398.JPG
IMG_2398.JPG (42.79 KiB) Viewed 222 times
IMG_2399.JPG
IMG_2399.JPG (48.46 KiB) Viewed 222 times


User avatar
eddie
Posts: 1081
Joined: Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:29 pm
Location: The Hague NL Zone 7a

fortunei

Post by eddie » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:34 am

Hi, I'm no expert, but yours looks a bit small for being in the ground for a decade. Maybe it's some kind of crossbreed?
Washingtonia Trachycarpus Cordyline? Bamboos Olive tree? Bananas


chainsaw kid
Posts: 188
Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:00 pm
Location: ll39 1bjArthog

fortunei

Post by chainsaw kid » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:46 am

Eddie I don't think its that small if it is growing 3 trunks, however is it actually growing 3 trunks or is it separate Trachys planted close together? I am assuming a tree that size is flowering the very small trunk could be a seedling.
Mark, have you actually had a poke about at the base to see if the trunks are conjoined, or just growing close together? Any way whatever, I wish it were mine. :lol: icon_thumright
Don't Just sit there, plant something!

The Kid.


Mark S
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed May 29, 2019 9:31 pm
Location: Leicester

fortunei

Post by Mark S » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:35 pm

No its not actually that small it must be 10 foot high with the leaves, the trunk is very fat and healthy, I've not actually had a poke about at the base to see if its joined up or not, the palm is a male so doesn't drop seeds but flowers every year, ill have to have a poke around

thanks mark


GREVILLEAJ
Posts: 510
Joined: Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:38 pm
Location: London

fortunei

Post by GREVILLEAJ » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:42 pm

Want to offer a suggestion for finding out 'the identity' of the young palm.....
Last edited by GREVILLEAJ on Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:48 pm, edited 1 time in total.


GREVILLEAJ
Posts: 510
Joined: Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:38 pm
Location: London

fortunei

Post by GREVILLEAJ » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:45 pm

If you're going to poke around the roots of the young plant may I suggest you use a jet of water from a hose and carefully scoop out the surrounding mud to expose the small palm's root system. It might take repeated efforts allowing the water to drain away but this exercise should expose enough of the young palm's root setup without damaging it so you can identify it as a separate palm or an attached sucker. You can work in new compost and/or soil around the roots again afterward.


Post Reply