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Wrapping a palm for winter

Could anyone tell me how many layers of garden fleece I should wrap around the leaves of my windmill palm (Trachycarpus fortunei) to protect it from frost and winter winds?

Although I know these palms are hardy, I've been advised to protect the leaves during winter when the tree is young/newly planted.


  • Depends where you live but this palm is very very hardy and doesn't need to be wrapped up.
    We have one that was a "christmas tree" many many years ago.
    Now it is a staggering 30ft in cold clay.
    We never do anything to it and it continues to produce fabulous fronds and flowers.
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 7,058
    How big,how old,where do you live?
  • Hi there

    Measured to the top of the leaves, the tree is about six or seven feet; measured to the top of the trunk it is about four feet.

    Not sure how old it is but I bought it at a similar trunk height, and it's been planted about six months.

    I live in the southeast but the tree is in an exposed area that is subject to northerly winds, hence my concern.
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