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Kayb

Chusan Palm

At the end of last year I bought a Chusan Palm (the type with fan shaped leaves, and a hairy trunk) to grow in the garden as they are supposed to be frost hardy down to -15degrees. I've overwintered it indoors and it's about 1ft tall. When is the best time to put it outside? and do I leave it in its pot for a while - HELP
Karen

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SonyaK

Chusan Palm

Don't have any personal experience with this type of palm, but found the quote below. Depends on your local climate and I don't know where in UK you are.
We have several palms (I'm in Oz, though!) which have been in large pots for years and have survived 2 house moves in the last 8 years. They still seem quite happy in the large pots!!

"Chusan Palms usually have deep penetrating root systems and generally establish best when planted out at a young stage. However, older plants are substantially more cold tolerant than juvenile plants. In areas at the limit of their cold tolerance, therefore, it is prudent to grow the plants in containers for some years, giving them winter protection, and only planting them into their permanent positions when sheer size dictates.
Palms can also be transplanted even when very large. Although the thick fleshy roots are easily damaged and/or desiccated, new roots are generally freely produced."

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Dottie May

Chusan Palm

I'm unable to provide advice but I did Google it and a number of web sites came up which I think may answer your question. Best of luck.

 
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