Saramati Palm
Trachycarpus ukhrulensis 'Naga Hills'

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Trachycarpus (trak-ee-KAR-pus) (Info)
Species: ukhrulensis
Cultivar: Naga Hills
Additional cultivar information:(aka Manipur)

Category:

Palms

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Leathery-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Brentwood, California

North, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 30, 2013, bepah from Brentwood, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

As is common with many Trachys, the plant took some time to go vertical; there is a significant heel at the bottom of the trunk. Since then the plant has done quite well and has a terrific 'chalk' on the undersides of the leaves. This may be one of the more attractive Trachycarpus species (except for the waggie, of course! :))

Neutral

On Jul 18, 2013, NorthSC from North, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:

I am growing Trachycarpus ukhrulensis in pots. I had 6 of these germinate (don't remember how many seeds I had, I think I had 20 seeds). They germinated over 3 years ago and still are very small plants, most still are seedlings in size and are growing very very very very very very slowly. 2 or 3 of them died. Not from cold, maybe from overwatering. Only one is larger, about 1 ft. in overall eight. They are extremely sensitive to overwatering and/or to something else. I tried to keep them in the sun room, outdoors in the shade, semi shade, full sun etc. Perhaps they don't like the hot SC midlands climate?