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HELP !!!Chusan Palm Windmill palm etc

gnr_1964gnr_1964 Posts: 4
I have a Chusan Palm its been in the ground nearly 14 years,its as tough as old boots with stands all weathers including snow. Anyway its been flowering for the last 5 years.
What I want to know or get advise is that it has 4 young ones at the base,how do I go about removing them for re potting without damaging or killing the main trunk,Ive asked at various garden centres either they do not know or come out with answers that don't make sense and even wrote to a few places with no response.


  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,054
    Hello gnr_1964

    I am 99.9% confident that all Palms can only be grown from seed ; cuttings or propagation by removing offsets will only work if active roots are visible on the offshoot .

    Your plant is relatively unusual as Trachycarpus fortunei is normally solitary stemmed ; would it be possible to post a photo ?
  • gnr_1964gnr_1964 Posts: 4
    Will do .... I have to be awkward  lol
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,054
    Regarding your first post .....yes , they are very tough plants capable of withstanding severe frost between -15 to -20 C ! Their worst enemy are  gale force winds which can leave them looking a bit 'ruffled' .
    Fed and watered well , a foot of growth per year is not unusual .
    Lastly , I'm not at all surprised by the lack of knowledge at 'garden centres' ; the majority are just glorified department stores who happen to sell plants . The staff at all our local ones are virtually useless ; best avoided !!

  • Paul B3 Little late but heres the pictures 
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,054
    Trachycarpus leaves are smooth , yours has serrations on the leaf stalks .
    This makes me think that your palm may be Chamaerops humilis , the dwarf European Fan Palm .
    This species naturally forms a medium sized multi-stemmed shrub .
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