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Trachycarpus fortunei 'Bulgaria'

Bulgarian Hardy Windmill Palm

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Item #: 4250

Zones: 7b to 10b, possibly colder

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 240" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?

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You are absolutely not going to believe this, but here goes. Palm nut Kiril Donov noticed these 40-year-old windmill palm trees growing in Plovdiv, Bulgaria...that's right, the one near Romania. According to Donov, the original Trachycarpus fortunei 'Bulgaria' trees regularly see very cold temperatures, including a record -17 degrees F in 1993...see After growing these to a larger size, we are fairly confident they represent hybrids between a very hardy Trachycarpus fortunei and Trachycarpus fortunei 'Wagnerianus'. Please keep in mind that each plant is either male or way to tell until they mature, so grow several to get seed. Although they will take a bit of shade, the growth rate is much faster in full sun. The seed heads of this strain are quite stunning with bright yellow stalks holding the dark blue-black seed...unlike any other windmill palm we've grown.

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