Trachycarpus sp. Kinla Hill

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A recently named rare palm from China. Seeds collected 10k away from the Stone Gate in China which is home to the stunning Trachycarpus princeps that has become highly sought after. Initially when I first grew this I felt it was actually another form of nova which is still entirely possible. But it’s faster growing and has a good amount of colouring on the tops and undersides of the leaf. When I compare it to the wild form of nova collected at the stonegate then this is different.


  • Hardiness: H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5) lowe once 3ft+trunk
  • Position/Aspect: Full sun-full shade, needs to be protected from the strngest of winds to look its best
  • Drought tolerance: Low
  • Size: 6m+ after 10 years
  • Seed grown at the Kent nursery: yes