Thai Mountain Palm
Trachycarpus oreophilus

Family: Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Trachycarpus (trak-ee-KAR-pus) (Info)
Species: oreophilus (or-ee-oh-FY-lus) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Palms

Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

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Height:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:

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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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

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Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

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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:

Anniston, Alabama

North, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 4, 2007, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is still quite a rare palm in cultivation, but a wonderful one for southern California.. shows some good cold and sun tolerance (better than T latisectus) and has a neat, tidy trunk of tightly woven, ornamental fiber- not the frizzy, messy fiber seen on most other Trachycarpus species. The leaves are nearly circular and deep bright green, and the petioles have a thick white wool along them. Supposedly one of the few Trachycarpus that do equally well in a tropical climate as a temperate one... though I have seen T martianus happily growing in Hawaii... From Thailand.