Windmill Palm Tree

Windmill Palm Tree

42 reviews
  • Cold hardy

  • Drought tolerant

  • Salt tolerant

Regular price $49.95 Sale price $29.95 40% off

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  • Family owned farm since 1980
  • You're good to grow this in Zone X

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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, 8, 9, 10, 11

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Mary D.
United States United States

Windmill palm

Small tree, but healthy so far.

United States United States

Very satisfied

Palm tree arrived very quickly. It was green and healthy. Highly recommend!


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi there, Thank you for the kind review of our Windmill Palm! Happy planting, Shirley

United States United States

Nature promised.

since I love plants and getting my hands dirty it’s just a good feeling of nature.


Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi there, Thank you for leaving us a review, we really appreciate it! We hope you have a good time growing and nurturing your windmill palm. We love plants here too! Nothing quite like mother nature. Best, Shirley

United States United States


Bought a 3-gallon windmill palm tree that arrived 3 days after ordering. It was so full, the fronds were overflowing out one of the cut out 'handles' on the box. Packaging was secure and the tree measured 23 inches tall from the top of the dirt. We're in Grow Zone 7b, so being cold hardy was critical. This is our third purchase from My Perfect Plants. After disappointment from some other online nurseries, Perfect Plants gets all our business from now on.

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Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Doug, Thank you so much for the lovely review and feedback on our Windmill Palm Tree. We appreciate customers who are willing to take a bit of their time to leave one. We'd also like to thank you for purchasing through our Perfect Plants website as in doing so, you have contributed to growing a family-owned business. Best, Shirley

Nick z.
United States United States

Nice Windmill Palms good price

I just recieved my 3, 3gal,Windmill Palms this morning. I've grown them to 13 ft. in z7 Md. These Palms are 23-25 in. in ht. from soil level to top of fronds. The trunks are . thick based ,5in. dia. and 7-8in. tall. they come in 10in. 3 gal. nursery pots with good ,loamy soil. I wil keep tem in my sun room after the temps. during the winter months Dec-Feb. bring them out when pemps warm in march on mild days and pant them in mid pril to give them a chance to develop some good roots before next winter. Read up on winter protection

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Perfect Plants Nursery

Hi Nick, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review of our Windmill Palm Tree. We appreciate your support to for our family-owned business. Best, Shirley

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