Sunday, May 23, 2021

Multiheaded Trachycarpus

Whilst exploring at Pinetum Gardens we spotted a rather unusual Trachycarpus fortunei, one with seven (yes Seven!) heads

Checking it closely it has a single trunk at ground level before branching into the seven heads, all roughly aligned in a row. 

As to what has caused this oddity, we dont know, perhaps the growing point was damaged as a young plant and this was the result.

What ever caused this its a rather unusual looking plant and one that will be of interest over the years as it grows taller. 



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