Trachycarpus ukhrulensis, established in a deep long tom pot.
Trachycarpus ukhrulensis is a stunning addition to the range of hardy palms we can grow in the UK. Established plants have taken lows of -10 without any issues.
Re-discovered growing in the Manipur Himalaya on steep limestone mountainsides, this wonferful palm appears to be very adaptable to a range of UK garden conditions. As the palm matures, the leaves take on an beautiful and delicate appearance, enhanced by the high number of leaftets. The trunk is said to be hairless, unlike the better known Trachycarpus fortunei.
Notoriously slow growing from seedlings, Trachycarpus ukhrulensis also seems to dislike life in a pot for too long as it has a deep taproot that just wants to go down deep. These palms are well established and raring to get in the ground. Pushing nice split leaves.