Windmill Palm Tree

Windmill Palm Tree

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Get Tropical Vibes Even in Cold Weather With This Cold Tolerant Palm Tree!

Say hello to the Chinese Windmill Palm Tree! Trachycarpus fortunei is the solution to adding a touch of paradise to your landscape no matter how far north you live!

The small Windmill Palm tree is one of the most cold-tolerant palm tree cultivars available and we have even seen it grown as far north as Tennessee and Virginia and the pacific northwest. This species of windmill fan palm, sometimes called the Chusan Palm from Chusan Island where Robert Fortune first saw cultivated specimens.

The Windmill Palm features lush, green fronds that fan out from its branches with oblong leaves. It may lose its dark green color in cold weather.

Perfect for planting around your pool and can be grown in a variety of locations. While it has no edible fruit, it does flower and bloom.

This windmill tree produces yellow bushy, cascading flowers on both male and female flowering plants. These yellow flowers appear higher up the trunk of the ornamental tree near the hairy black fibers from old leaf sheaths on growing palm trees.

Best known for its pest and disease resistance, slow growth rate, and cold temperature tolerance. One of the hardiest palm trees out there! It even received the prestigious award of garden merit from the Royal Horticulture Society in the UK.

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How Fast Does a Windmill Palm Grow?

Windmill Palm's growth rate is less than 8 inches per year or possibly anywhere from 2 to 3 feet if grown in their preferred conditions.

Where is the best place to consider planting a Windmill Palm tree?

Plant this cold hardy palm tree in a location where it can grow strong shallow root systems. It is very easy to grow and the fan-shaped, dark green foliage brings an instant tropical vibe to any landscape, even colder climates.

Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low-traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

The best time to plant is in early spring or fall! You can use Perfect Plants Palm Fertilizer (which is the best fertilizer for Windmill Palm trees) to enrich the soil for this tropical palm tree plant.  This is a slow-release fertilizer that should be applied every 3 months during the spring and summer growing seasons. 

How Tall Do Windmill Palms Get?

A Windmill Palm can grow to an average of 10 to 40 feet tall in maturity. The Windmill Palm height is most commonly seen around 10-15 feet tall and 6-10 feet wide. 

How Care for a Windmill Palm Bought Online

The Chinese Windmill Palm prefers full sun to partial shade and can adapt to a variety of soil conditions as long as its well-drained soils. It can be susceptible to root rot if the soil for windmill palm is not well draining. This tree is drought-tolerant and exceptionally pollution tolerant as well. It is very easy to care for palm trees!

The potted windmill palm tree grows best across the United States in USDA hardiness zones 7-11. In USDA zones below this, it will need winter protection or be planted in a container to bring indoors for winter. The Windmill Palm cold tolerance can handle temperatures down to 5 F. 

Windmill Palm is an excellent ornamental, evergreen tree. They always sell out fast. Order yours today!

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Botanical Name
Trachycarpus fortunei

Partial Sun/ Partial Shade

Foliage Color

Flower Color

Mature Width
6-10 ft

Mature Height
25-30 ft

Growing Zones 7-11 Outdoor / 3-11 Patio

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John M.
United States United States


Three small palms ,one runt of the litter is struggling but the other two are doing great.. the heat here is crazy this spring, but I'm keeping a loving eye on them...

United States United States

Thanks from the 6B/7A line

Yes, this definitely is a little 1gal Windmill. It's up to us to do the rest! This little palm is tough! I planted one back in '16 and it got to be 8' tall here in my growing zone until the polar vortex of Feb '21 killed it (-12F at my house - yikes). I can attest that with some winter care, this palm will take 0F and shrug it off. My second pic is my previous palm the summer before it died. I'm over the period of mourning and will try again with renewed vigor with this little guy. Thanks again and all the best from NW AR!

Richard H.
United States United States

Super Service

it has been an awesome experience.. great prices, great customer service, great communication... we'll buy more asap and recommend them to freinds and family..

Perfect Plants Nursery Windmill Palm Tree Review

Perfect Plants Nursery

We couldn't be happier to hear that you're planning to buy more plants from us. It's like the beginning of a beautiful gardening romance – more plants, more joy! And recommending us to friends and family? Well, that's the greatest compliment we could receive. It's like spreading the love and happiness that comes with growing your own piece of paradise. Thank you so much for your kind words and support. We're here to make your gardening dreams come true, one plant at a time. If you ever need anything or have more gardening adventures to share, we're all ears – or should I say, leafy stems! Happy planting, my friend! ����

United States United States

Just got my 2 (1 gallons)

I knew they werent going to be big but want to see how these withstand through a Jersey winter, They arrived in a few days and look very healthy. Just felt the need to leave a good review to help this business out as I myself am always skeptical of making online purchases but down the line I can see myself buying a few more from this site. �

Perfect Plants Nursery Windmill Palm Tree Review

Perfect Plants Nursery

Hey there, fellow plant lover! I totally get your skepticism when it comes to making online purchases. It's like venturing into uncharted territory, hoping that you'll stumble upon a hidden gem. But I'm so glad to hear that My Perfect Plants exceeded your expectations and won you over! Thank you so much for your kind words and for putting your trust in My Perfect Plants. We're here to make your online plant buying experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible. If you ever have any questions or need assistance, don't hesitate to reach out. Happy gardening, my friend! ���

Amy S.
United States United States

Excellence Experience!

The prices are fabulous! The palms I received arrived extremely quickly and the box they were in had handles to help you carry, the UPS man liked that too! The palms were in terrific shape nice size ( wish they were bigger)they are very green , full of fonts and beautiful! Thanks so much will be doing business with you again!

Perfect Plants Nursery Windmill Palm Tree Review

Perfect Plants Nursery

Thank you for sharing your delightful experience with us. Your satisfaction and excitement are contagious, and we're overjoyed that Perfect Plants exceeded your expectations. If you ever need any more gardening advice, tips, or want to share your gardening victories, we'll be here with open arms and green thumbs! Here's to future gardening adventures and a continued partnership with Perfect Plants. May your palms thrive, your garden flourish, and your heart be filled with gardening bliss. Happy planting, my friend! ���

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