Say hello to the 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 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. The Windmill Palm features lush, green fronds that fan out from its branches with oblong leaves. It may lose color in cold weather.
This evergreen palm cultivar is low maintenance and will grow to an average of 25 to 30 feet tall in maturity. It is most commonly seen around 10-15 feet tall and 6-10 feet wide. This species of fan palm, sometimes called the Chusan Palm from Chusan Island where Robert Fortune first saw cultivated specimens, has a slow growing growth habit. The Windmill Palm growth rate is less than 8 inches per year.
Perfect for planting around your pool and can be grown in a variety of locations. While it has no edible fruit, it does flower. This tree produces yellow bushy, cascading flowers on both male and female flowering plants. These yellow flowers appear higher up the trunk of the tree near the hairy black fibers from old leaf sheaths on growing palm trees.
Chinese Windmill Palm Care
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 is not well draining. This tree is drought tolerant and exceptionally pollution tolerant as well. It is very easy to care for palm trees!
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. Windmill palm grows best across the United States in USDA hardiness zones 7-11. In USDA zones below this, it will need winter protection or planted in a container to bring indoors for winter. It can tolerate temperatures down to 5 F. Learn how to plant a palm tree!
The best time to plant is in early spring or fall! You can use Perfect Plants Palm Fertilizer 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. Be sure to keep adequate moisture in the soil while the roots are establishing in the first year. A regular watering schedule is best for these slow growing 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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- Cold hardy
- Drought tolerant
- Salt tolerant