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I agree with a number of the others that this tree looks like a true Trachycarpus Takil. The length of the ligules would be diagnostic (the Takil having much shorter ligules than the Fortunei). What I notice on this specimen that is Takil like is:
1. Fronds have more leaflets than typical T. Fortunei.
2. Fronds are larger in diameter than typical T. Fortunei.
3. The "split level" upper fronds pointing sharply upwards and the lower fronds pointing down is common in T. Takil.
(Atlanta GA z 7b/8a)
Milton GA (just north of Atlanta) -- Zone 7b
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