The following notes are for the closely related T. fortunei. They almost certainly also apply to this species[K].Young flower buds - cooked. Used like bamboo shoots. The fresh flowers and terminal bud are also apparently consumed.
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Hardy in the southern part of Britain, tolerating frosts down to between -5 and -10°c if the plant is sheltered from cold winds. Young plants require protection during winter. 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. It is important to stake the plant very firmly to prevent rock, and also to give it plenty of water until re-established - removing many of the leaves can also help. Very closely related to T. fortunei, one of the main differences being that, unlike T. fortunei, the fibres from the leaf stalks do not persist on this species. The plant is also slower growing, though it is eventually much taller than T. fortunei.Dioecious. Male and female plants must be grown if seed is required.
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