Eagle Palms' is the brand name for a top quality French palm tree of the Trachycarpus Fortunei variety. Exceptional characteristics of this palm are its full leaf crown and strong rooted root ball. These palm trees are cultivated with great care by us in the French Pyrenees, and on its own 40 hectare location the palm experiences the same temperate (sea) climate as elsewhere in Western Europe. As the wind is always present here, the petioles are shorter, resulting in a strong compact crown that blows less quickly and weakens the palm.
Our Eagle Palm proves its lasting ornamental value.
After the palm has been lifted, it is potted up to be acclimatised for at least one year at our locations in Naaldwijk. This gives the palm the opportunity to further develop its strong root system, so that the palm can easily survive winter temperatures down to -20 (zone 7) in your garden or on your balcony.
In short, Eagle Palms are synonymous with 'exceptionally beautiful palms of exceptional quality with a rock-hard winter guarantee'.
The Eagle Palm does best under a lot of sunlight. The plant could be outside in full sun. Indoors, the plant needs at least 5 hours of direct sunlight per day. So place the plant near a window on the south and all the way to the window in front of a window on the west or east. Below -15 degrees Celsius it is advisable to use blankets to heat the plant.
Eagle Palm care
The Eagle Palm is a very hardy plant which allows the minimum temperature to drop to -10 degrees Celsius during the day and to -15 degrees Celsius at night. When the temperature drops below this, it is important to use blankets or special winter covers to warm up the plant.
In summer it is important that the plant is in a moist soil. In the summer it can even be important to water a good splash daily. Normally in winter it is logical to give almost no water to indoor plants, but for the Eagle Palm it can be wise to keep a slightly moist soil in winter.
You can choose to give the Eagle Palm some extra plant nutrition during the summer months. Never give more than the indicated dosage. In any case, do not give the plant extra nutrition in the winter. In the winter the plant will be in the resting position and therefore consumes less energy. The extra nutrition can even be harmful in the winter.
In general, the larger the pot, the better the Eagle Palm can withstand lower temperatures. For outdoor use it is therefore important to use a large pot. A larger pot also contains more soil, which means that the plant is less likely to dry out. Repot preferably in the spring, as the plant can still recover from any damage.
Over time, the lower leaves will become more ugly. These can easily be cut away with a pruning shear. This way you keep the ornamental value and the plant does not use unnecessary energy to old ugly leaves. There is no escaping the fact that the leaves become ugly, this is a natural process. It is also possible that when the plant is outside, yellow racemes shift on the crown. It is also better to remove these, as it costs a lot of energy for the plant.
The Eagle Palm comes from Central China and Japan.
In itself, the Eagle Palm is not very susceptible to diseases, except that it prevents the plant from getting dopluis. It is then wise to remove this and buy a pesticide.