Trachycarpus wagnerianus

Also known as:

  • Trachycarpus fortunei 'Wagnerianus'
  • Japanese Temple Palm
  • Windmill Palm
  • Chusan Windmill Palm

Plant Type

tree, shrub, palm / cycad

Zones

7a-11

Size

H:12'-20'
W:4'-5'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

adaptable, well-drained, rich

Water Needs:

high, regular

Special Situation:

verticillium wilt resistant

Sun Exposure:

sun, mostly sun, mostly shade

Features

Foliage Color:

green

Fruit:

orange, purple

Texture:

glossy

Foliage Season:

evergreen

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Portland, Oregon

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Mediterranean climate, southern hemisphere, hardy tropical plants, and more.

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Springfield, Oregon

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Williams, Oregon

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Brantley Palms

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7300 US Highway 19 South Perry, Florida

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850-843-0637

Plant Delights Nursery, Inc

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Raleigh, North Carolina

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Portland, Oregon

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Mediterranean climate, southern hemisphere, hardy tropical plants, and more.

Oregon Palm Nursery

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10789 Crosby Rd. NE Woodburn, Oregon

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Gossler Farms

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Springfield, Oregon

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Oregon Palm Nursery

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10789 Crosby Rd. NE Woodburn, Oregon

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503-201-7347

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Brantley Palms

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7300 US Highway 19 South Perry, Florida

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850-843-0637

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Description by: Cistus Nursery

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Portland, Oregon

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To us the most exquisite of the Trachycarpus clan, found nearly 200 years ago in a temple in southern Japan and known only from cultivation. The stiff, symmetric leaves, looking as if shorn carefully at the ends, are lightly edged in white indumentum and often have most attractive pale blue undersides. Because of the rigidity of the leaves, they never tatter in high winds. Their most unique feature and what makes them most easily recognized is the several years spent resembling a miniature palm, as from very early on their fronds become "adult" -- even when only 4" or 5" across. Can be kept dwarf for many years but in the ground, with adequate summer water, they grow even more quickly than typical chusan palms, actually doubling in size for several years. Our 10 year old plants are now approaching 12-15 ft in height. (A small tidbit: though an incorrect entry, a palm book years ago confused T. wagnerianus with T. takil when actually they have little in common.) Best in bright sun. About as frost hardy as T. fortunei but shows damage less easily, e.g. no tattering. Our seed is produced from our own isolated plants. Woohoo! These plants already at least 4 years old and producing adult fronds. Frost hardy to 0 °F, USDA zone 7.

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This palm is similar in appearance to the Windmill Palm, Trachycarpus fortunei but its overall appearance is more dainty and many think it the best Trachycarpus for general cultivation. Trachycarpus wagnerianus has small (~2 feet wide), stiff, deeply-cut dark green leaves that are rounded in outline and held on shorter petioles than T. fortunei, which gives the plant an overall more compact look. It is very hardy, tolerating temperatures to 1°F, and is tolerant of more wind and coastal conditions than T. fortunei. This plant is unknown in the wild and is thought to have originated in Japan; some believe it is a variant of Trachycarpus fortunei.

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One of the best for cultivation, this dwarf, hardy palm (slowly to 15') combines small (2') distinctive stiff fans of foliage with a compact habit to give it a charming bonsai-like appearance; disease resist. S/M

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Description by: Tejas Tropicals

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Cleveland, Texas

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A cold hardy palm good to Zone 7b-11. A distinctive trachy has small nearly circular leaves that are stiff on short petioles. Segments number 40 and are glossy deep green. To see a photo of a mature Trachycarpus wagnerianus go to http://www.pacsoa.org.au/palms/Trachycarpus/wagnerianus.html

Description by: Plant Delights Nursery, Inc

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For years, this wonderful palm masqueraded as a species, Trachycarpus wagnerianus, but as it turned out, it was botanically described from a cultivated specimen (a no-no) and never known from the wild. It turns out this is simply a seed cultivar of Trachycarpus fortunei, but a truly fine one. In addition to proving very winter hardy, it makes a 20' tall trunk exactly like typical Trachycarpus fortunei except the stiff round leaves are stunningly beautiful and much shorter (18" diameter compared to 33" diameter for typical Trachycarpus fortunei).

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A slow growing windmill palm. We have a 8 year old plant that is 3’ tall. Looks like T. fortunei. But, the leaves are smaller and stiffer. A great container plant. Will survive to 5-10 °F.

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