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 I recently moved house and this plant is beside the path leading to the front door. Am I correct in thinking it is a type of Palm? Also as you can see the lower leaves are brown and not too healthy looking- any advice on how to deal with this?


  • DaintinessDaintiness Posts: 988

    Looks like a fan palm to me.

  • FruitcakeFruitcake Posts: 810

    Fan palm here too.

    you can cut the lower leaves off, leaving about an inch of stem attached to the trunk. 

  • could be a trachycarpus fortunei - the chusan palm.  I grow something similar in a large tub in my garden in the Languedaoc, France.  It's very drought tolerant and just needs a little tidying up by removal of dead leaves from time to time, but these are tough and have serrated edges so take care!

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