I have Two types of hardy palms for sale in garden clear out:
The larger palms are.Trachycarpus wagnerianus, commonly known as 'Waggies' or the Dwarf Chusan palm.
The 'Waggie' is still a fairly rare uncommon palm in the Uk.
That is, incomparison to its much more well known 'big brother', Trachycapus fortunei or
Windmill palm ie the type you see for sale in Homebase and B&Q etc etc
The biggest difference between the more common Trachycarpus and Waggies is that Trachycarpus have big but 'floppy' leaves , whereas the Waggie has small, stiff leaves, much smaller, tougher and more wind tolerant than Trachycarpus fortunei, .
'Waggys' can reach the height
of between : 5-6m over many years if planted in the ground. It is much slower growth and shorter if planted in a pot. Leaf spread is about: 2m - it is fairly shallow rooted and so can be planted fairly close to walls & buildings
Trachycarpus wagnerianus is not known in the wild It
was originally introduced into Europe & the UK from Japan in the early 19th century.
Both my types of Tracycarpus palms have well Developed root systems and won't fall out of the pots when you come to plant them - ie a well known trick-of-the trade is to put palms into bigger pots than they need in order to make them look bigger, but the root system willnot fill the whole pot!
These palms are all Very healthy and would look stunning on the decking, a garden, balcony (wind resistant remember)
The Trachycarpus wagnerianus palms I have grown from tiny seeds in my Queen's Park garden or obtained them as small bare rooted specimens from a friends garden near Heathrow that is extremely hot in summer and very cold in winter =
Hardiness: Hardy to -15C or lower. Will therefore shrug off
harsh winters -no problem..
The larger palms are supplied in 8 to 12Ltr pots and are approximately 30cm tall - excluding the height of the pot itself.
The trunk on the larger palms is approximately 25cm
Would look good as a specimen plant on a lawn or with other 'exotic' type plants such as
ferns, phormiums, bamboos etc
All trachycapus palms appreciate sun or part shade and moist rich, well-drained soil - either indoor or outdoors.
Prices vary between £35 for the very biggest 'Waggie' to £5 for the smallest young Trachycarpus fortunei - I can deliver in the general London area or post them to you for P&P costs