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Apr 8, 2013 1:33 PM CST
Palm tree and flower pod. Tree is about 6' tall. Seeds appear every year about this time. Just wondering what kind it is, and if seeds might grow.
Apr 8, 2013 1:52 PM CST
|A dead ringer for Trachycarpus fortunei, and the flower pods match.|
It's the only palm here which is reliably hardy to -20C.
Apr 8, 2013 1:59 PM CST
|I assume you haven't yet had seeds, this is explained here:|
Trachycarpus fortunei are polygamo-monoecious which means flowers of both sexes can be found on the same tree. So there aren't separate male and female specimen. From my experience with mine they can appear at first as male plants, setting no seed even with other Trachycarpus fortunei around but then next year set seeds.
Apr 8, 2013 2:35 PM CST
|Thanks again, Janet! It set seeds last year. After reading all the posts, does that mean it won't set seeds this year? The palm is in front of my daughter's house. I always mean to gather seeds, but never seems to be there at just the right time. I was hoping I'd finally be able to harvest a few this year.|
Apr 8, 2013 3:05 PM CST
|As it's quite a big palm you might get seeds again, that could depend on having two heads of flowers as I doubt you would get male and female in one head, but I'm not sure about that.|
Apr 8, 2013 7:01 PM CST
|Appreciate the information. I'll watch it closely this time! And thanks again.|