Wednesday, 18 April 2012
"Another one?" That's one of the most common questions I am asked... rather its more of a rhetorical statement. But that really doesn't seem to bother me. Any yes, I do in fact have another new palm for the garden. It all started two weeks ago when I visited Phoenix Perennials and spotted some small trachycarpus wagnerianus in the production area. As absurd as this sounds, there are no trachycarpus wagnerianus in my garden! Up here, its actually hard to get your hands on one of these palms outside of palm society members and specialty nurseries. So I had to remedy the situation when I visited them this last weekend. Besides which, I had a trailing variety of rosemary that took a beating last winter and I was unimpressed with its performance, so out it went and in went a small trachycarpus wagnerianus.
If anyone in the Metro Van area is interested these are a great! They are a slower grower than the regular fortunei but can take the weight of snow and winds much better without damaging the fronds. Here are some nice Trachycarpus Wagnerianus growing in the Victoria BC garden of Jeff St. Gelais.
http://waggieseeds.webs.com/ Check out his website for other great pictures! He also sells trachycarpus wagnerianus seeds if anyone is interested in starting their very own wagnerianus grove!