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Trachycarpus fortunei

Genus: Trachycarpus
Species: fortunei
Variety: tesan
Common Name: tesan
Country Of Origin: China
Possible height/width: 40-50ft Height 6-8ft Crown
Soil Preference: any
Preferred Aspect: any
Minimum Temp: -20c
Seed tips:

Fresh and mature tesan seeds are easy to germinate under 20-25C .

General comments:

Trachycarpus fortune var tesan  is a new cultivar of T.fortunei , famous for its good cold hardiness, up to -20C. Fat and relatively short trunk, compact , big ,and thick  leaves with a blunt tip.The seeds are dark blue, the biggest of all trachycarpus seeds with much white wax all over the outer skin making it different from others .The seedling is growing moderately with comparatively broader leaves thans standard fortunei . The hair on the trunk is quite thick and plus it has fatter trunk and more compact and shorter leaves than its counterparts. It is reported to have good hardiness of up to -20C based on the experiments in Tianshui,Gansu province and Beijing.

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