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Trachycarpus nanus
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Trachycarpus nanus

Yunnan Dwarf Windmill Palm

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Item #: 2640

Zones: 7b to 9b, at least

Height: 70" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: China

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


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This very rare dwarf windmill palm was re-discovered by Gibbons and Spanner in 1993 in Yunnan, China, all on dry slopes at elevations above 6500'. T. nanus doesn't form a trunk...unless you are talking about the underground type...plant dyslexia at its finest! According to Gibbons and Spanner, the blue foliage resembles chamaerops (European fan palm). When the plants mature and finally engage in sexual activities, the resulting seeds are held on very upright stalks, unlike typical windmill palms.