Chamaerops Excelsa / Trachycarpus Fortunei (Chusan Palm)
Originating from Central China, Camaerops excelsa is an interesting and exciting palm. Chamaerops excels grow upwards with tall, thin trunks branching out to lush fan-shaped clusters of leaves. In summer, they will flower green if female or yellow if male. Because their natural habitat often sees them growing at altitudes of 2,400 meters, they are extremely hardy and resistant to freezing cold winters, wind and rain. This said, in order to reach its full potential in height (20 meters) and leaf-span, it must receive plenty of sunshine during the warmer months.