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Windmill Palm Tree

Trachycarpus fortunei
    4 reviews
Windmill Palm Tree
Windmill Palm Tree
Windmill Palm Trees
Windmill Palm Tree
Windmill Palm
Windmill Palm Tree
Windmill Palm Tree
Windmill Palm Trees
Windmill Palm Tree
Windmill Palm
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Windmill Palm Tree

Trachycarpus fortunei
    4 reviews

A Cold Hardy Palm Tree

  • Add a Touch of the Tropics to your Yard!
  • Perfect for your pool landscape!
  • Low Maintenance
  • Deer, Disease, and Pest Resistant
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The hardy Windmill Palm is perfect for large and small landscapes alike. With a tall textured trunk and a head full of luxurious palm fronds the Windmill Palm adds tropical flare AND fits in just about any yard. You will love how this cheerful palm tree brightens your home.

Windmill Palms are surprisingly low maintenance and are even deer, pest, and disease resistant. The Windmill Palm is a cold hardy palm that can grow into a zone 7 and survives to at least 10 degrees Fahrenheit. As your tree matures it will become more cold hardy!

Key Features

  • The Windmill Palm is a very cold hardy palm. This tropical tree tolerates frost and even snow. It the temperatures drop low enough to cause leaf damage it will simply produce new growth when the temperatures warm up in spring.
  • Palms add a picturesque beachy look to your landscape! Make your pool area pop with a Windmill Palm or 3. This palm grows tall with a high canopy and doesn't make a mess!
  • The Windmill Palm is easy to grow because of its pest and disease resistance and drought tolerance. This palm variety is extremely tough and hardy. It even tolerates pollution, salt, and wind.

Pro Tip: While Windmill Palms can grow in partial shade you will get the fastest growth out of them in full sun. However in tropical climates like zones 10 and 11 they will do best with a little bit of shade.

Caring for Windmill Palm Tree

The Windmill Palm grows in full sun to part shade. When newly planted in the ground water deeply about 2 times per week. Once established your Windmill Palm is drought tolerant. In hotter climates watering deeply once weekly throughout the summer will provide the best growth, health, and root development especially for the first couple of years after planting.

Add our balanced slow release fertilizer when planting and in early spring for best results. In cooler climates where the foliage gets cold damaged, simply prune back the dead foliage to allow new growth to emerge.

Mulch your palm tree about 2 to 3 inches to protect the roots and reduce the need to water. This is recommended in all zones as it functions to protect the roots from heat and cold.

Windmill Palms are hardy in zones 7-11. During severe winters when the temperatures drop below 10 degrees wrapping the trunk in frost cloth and mulching the roots well will help protect your tree from damage. 

Windmill Palms are deer, pest, and disease resistant.

While you can grow Windmill Palms in containers it will require a significant sized container ultimately and ideally you would want to slowly move your tree into larger containers as it outgrows the smaller container. Containerized trees must have pots and soil that drain well. Generally they need to be watered more often and should be fertilized at least twice as often as trees planted in the ground. Patio Windmill palms should only be grown in zones 8 to 11. 

Landscape ideas

The Windmill Palm offers phenomenal texture contrast to traditional plants.

Our Windmill Palm or Sago Palm tree both look beautiful around pools and patios.

This tropical tree is beautiful to frame your entryway.

Plant in groups of 3 or 5 to create a bold tropical look. 

For additional options, be sure to browse the Palm trees collection.

growing zone 7-10
Growing Zones 7-10
Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Well Drained
Sunlight Full, Partial
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 20-30 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Growth Rate moderate
Bloom Color White

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