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Planting cluster of palm trees together

pdolinajpdolinaj London, UKPosts: 50
Hello,

I'm trying to plant a cluster of 3 palm trees in the corner of my garden.

I have 2 x Trachycarpus fortunei + 1 x Mediterranean Fan Palm.

I am planning to make a round sleeper bed in the corner with 2.5m diameter.

Is it a good idea to squeeze all 3 together in that space, will it look nice later or should I just plant them differently/separately?

Thank you.


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  • pdolinajpdolinaj London, UKPosts: 50
    Space them out. The Trachycarpus will eventually grow tall and the Chammy wider. I would be inclined to move the Chammy back with the Trachies in front.
    Good idea! Maybe like this?


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  • pdolinajpdolinaj London, UKPosts: 50
    What other fillers would you recommend to fill in between to cover the empty space?
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,556
    edited May 2018
    A beach?   They're going to look a bit odd on their own against a brick wall and a plain fence.  Not at all tropical.

    You need to go full on jungly or they'll stick out like sore thumbs.  Have a look at these pics to get the idea - http://s211.photobucket.com/user/Obelixx_be/library/1709 Aizenay?sort=2&page=1

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  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 4,037
    Topdress your bed with gravel once they are planted. Something like an Aloe would give lower interest. I'm assuming that that is a sunny corner? Some mesembryanthemum - like plants would fit the bill and flower. 
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  • pdolinajpdolinaj London, UKPosts: 50
    I am planning to add rounded sand pit around to give it bit beachy feel ;) Good idea with jungle plants, I was also thinking to add some ferns. What to put at the back to cover the wooden/brick fences?
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,556
    For the brick wall, climbers on tensioned wires and vine eyes.


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  • pdolinajpdolinaj London, UKPosts: 50
    Hello. I am back with the update. The project was finally completed and this is the final result. 
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964
    All looks very nice and tidy , but in picture one on the right that Japanese Maple , and in both pictures , the Tree-Fern (Dicksonia) require the exact opposite conditions to your palms .
    You've certainly put a great deal of thought and effort though (not mentioning the expense) into your project ! :)

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