No worries here. This palm is looking great. How amazing are the fans of this species? Absolutely love them.
That's a real beauty but it would be nice to have a reference for scale(-:
Trachys are beautiful palms! One of my favorites! You have a nice looking palm!!
Thanks for sharing!
Fence in background is 6 feet tall. I'm crouching to photograph upwards. My trunk is only 4 feet tall on this plant, but it is thick. This palm was in a container for many years, but now it is in the ground and it is busting out!
They're my favorites too. So much so, that part of my collection focuses on various species of Trachys (even those not locally hardy--martianus, latisectus, etc.). Any palm that looks great in the dead of Winter, under a blanket of snow and subarctic cold is awesome! Deep roots, what species is that by the way?
That's a great looking palm.If you don't mind me asking,where did you get that palm?All I can find is small seedlings on ebay.I would like to have a 3 or 1 gallon size plant.Yours looks very healthy and happy :)
Purchased at Home Depot maybe 7 to 10 years ago for $15.95. I think it was a 5 gallon. I think it is your basic trachy fort., nothing special (I didn't even know there were different trachy varieties!). I don't go to Home Depot much anymore but I think they still have basic palms for sale, at least in California stores.
It lived in a 13 inch square and 13 inch deep redwood planting box I built until 2 years ago. Before I planted it out, it was busting up that planting box. But I had to wait for the perfect planting location to be discovered!
Thanks for the nice comments!
I will see if I can find the tag that tells the grower's name and pass that on. Probably located in California, but maybe they will ship to Georgia. I had no idea this was hard to find.
Butia, I haven't looked recently, but I have seen (and purchased) large ones one eBay--for great prices! Might be seasonal--more available in Spring and early Summer. Also HD's and L's is even beginning to sell hardy palms in the coastal North (Sabals, Needles, Butias)--I'd be surprised if you couldn't get a Trachy in the big chain stores in your area.
For what it is worth, Barcelo Enterprises (google "barcelo palms") is (was) the grower for Home Depot palms when I got mine. I found the tag and boy, was it faded. Check out the website if you are curious about availability and possible shipping.