Khasia Hills Fan Palm
Trachycarpus martianus

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Trachycarpus (trak-ee-KAR-pus) (Info)
Species: martianus

Category:

Palms

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Orange

Bloom Time:

Blooms all year

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

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

Los Angeles, California

Mckinleyville, California

Reseda, California

San Leandro, California

San Marino, California

Thousand Oaks, California

Upland, California

Plainfield, Indiana

Beaufort, North Carolina

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

On Nov 14, 2013, SuburbanNinja80 from Plainfield, IN (Zone 6a) wrote:

LOL well this is a bad thing... When I boutht this Palm someone said it look ditter I know now its this Khasia Hills Fan Palm. Its stayed 40% green at 18 degrees.

Positive

On Mar 26, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Nice looking Trachycarpus but without the fuzzy stems of the more common species. This one has longer, droopier petioles and very finely divided perfectly shaped fan leaves. It's a moderate grower and does best in a Mediterranean climate (not a great palm for hot, humid environments, reportedly... yet I saw some growing in Hawaii that looked very healthy). This palm is agonizingly slow as a seedling for me in southern California, being about 3-5x slower than T fortunei and takil.