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Windmill Palm

Windmill Palm

Regular price $60.50 USD
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Plant Type: Palms
Plant Height: 10-20 feet
Spread: 6-10 feet
Flower Color: 
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


The Windmill Palm, scientifically known as Trachycarpus fortunei, is a cold-hardy palm tree native to central and eastern China. It is one of the most popular palms for colder climates and is known for its unique, fan-shaped leaves and hardiness to cold temperatures.

In cultivation, Windmill Palms typically grow to about 10 to 20 feet in height and have a spread of 6 to 10 feet. They feature a slender, fibrous trunk that is often covered in a hairy, brown fiber, giving it a distinctive appearance. The trunk is topped with a dense crown of large, circular, fan-shaped leaves, which are dark green and can reach several feet in diameter.

One of the key features of Trachycarpus fortunei is its ability to withstand colder temperatures compared to most other palm species, making it suitable for temperate climates. It can tolerate temperatures down to about 0°F (-18°C), though it may need some protection in extreme cold.

Windmill Palms prefer well-draining soil and can be grown in full sun to partial shade. They are adaptable to a variety of soil types and are relatively drought-tolerant once established. Regular watering and occasional fertilization can enhance growth and appearance.

In landscaping, Windmill Palms are often used as specimen trees, in group plantings, or as container plants. Their unique appearance and cold hardiness make them a popular choice for adding a tropical touch to landscapes in cooler regions.

Overall, the Windmill Palm is a versatile and attractive palm tree, ideal for gardeners looking to add a tropical element to their landscape in a range of climate conditions. Its adaptability, ease of care, and distinctive appearance make it a favored choice for both residential and public gardens.

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