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If you've always longed to grow a palm tree, but thought they were only meant to grow in balmy tropical islands, you will find the Windmill Palm to be a dream come true. It is one of the most cold hardy palms available on the market today.
Those of you living in northern gardening climates as high as zone 6 are still able to grow this stunning island beauty. Not only is Windmill Palm cold tolerant, but it is also unbelievably low maintenance and naturally pest resistant, too.
Magnificent in stature, the Windmill Palm has beautiful fan-like fronds that are arranged symmetrically in a bunched group. This forms a crown of stunning green foliage that grows atop the trunk and can get to about 8 feet wide.
The oblong finger-like leaves sway on the rustic brown trunk and gives that quintessential palm look that we expect to see when we think of gorgeous palm trees. The texture of Windmill’s upright trunk resembles burlap and gives an aged appeal to this palm that lends a magnificent presence and elegance.
A slow-growing species, the Windmill Palm can grow up to 40 feet. However, it is more commonly found at heights of 10 to 20 feet. The rise of this palm makes it ideal for use as an accent piece, so don’t hesitate to buy several and use them to frame your deck, pool or driveway.
You can pot a Windmill Palm in a large container and grow it on a patio or front porch. It’s wonderfully situated on a pool deck since it creates next to no debris that can land into the water. If you’re wondering where you've spotted a Windmill Palm before, it may very well have been at the entrance of one of the picturesque tropical hotels you've vacationed at previously.
The Windmill Palm grows well in full sun to partial sun. It is able to adapt to many soil types as long as it’s well-drained. It truly takes very little effort on your part for this tropical beauty to flourish.
Windmill happens to be highly pollution resistant as well, so you can plant it right next to your sidewalk and up against the street or in a road divider. It will not be the least bit bothered by car exhaust or other types of pollution that could easily kill other trees.
Fundamentally easy to care for, simple to grow and giving instant tropical appeal to any landscape, it is no wonder the Windmill Palm is considered best in class when it comes to palm tree choices. The opportunities to use this gorgeous tree are endless, so snap up your very own Windmill Palm today.
Place your Windmill Palm in an area that receives full to partial sunlight. Windmill Palms are very shade tolerant and prefer shade to direct sunlight. Your Windmill Palm will adapt to your natural soil as long as it's well draining, even if your soil is sandy or heavy in clay. Water your Windmill Palm Tree every other day for the first three months after planting it. After that water your Palm once a week. Keep the soil moist, not over saturated and make sure that your Windmill Palm doesn't sit in any standing water. Windmill Palms only need extra water during times of drought. Fertilize your Windmill Palm once Every Spring, Summer and Fall. Use a slow release palm specific fertilizer. If the leaf blades are yellow your Windmill Palm needs a fertilizer that's high in magnesium.
Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Windmill Palm.
First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.
Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.
Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.
Next, separate the roots of your Windmill Palm gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.
The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.
Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.
To make it just right, use a level.
As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.
Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.
Water your Windmill Palm again after the transplant is complete.
To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.
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