• Windmill Palm Tree for Sale

    Windmill Palm Tree for Sale


Windmill Palm Tree

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Ships May 31st, 2016

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Windmill Palm Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Windmill Palm Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

Growing Zones: 6-11

Growing Zones 6-11 This plant is recommended for zones: 6-11
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

25-30 ft.

Mature Width:

6-10 ft.


Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Trachycarpus fortunei

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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.

Customer Reviews

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Growth Rate
Purchased one last April-we are in Zone 6-40 miles west of Pittsburgh PA. Grew nicely last summer. ""Overwintered"" it in early December.We had one of the coldest Winters ever-many nights close to zero to -5 and -10 degrees. Unwrapped it in early April and it survived very well. It now has 5 new huge healthy fronds and looks GREAT!
December 31, 2012
over 3 years ago
I purchase a windmill palm about a year ago as a gift for my dads birthday. I figured I would get him one, see what it looked like, and I was going to order about 6 for my own backyard.... Well thank goodness I didn't. I purchased the larger one, and without exaggeration, it's a large twig with one small fron on the top. It will take many MANY many years to get to the size that fast growing trees shows in their picture. BUYER BEWARE!!!! I am regretful that I did not return it. On the upside, they are correct, it is cold hearty... My dads twig survived the winter....
December 31, 2012
over 3 years ago
Great tree even after transplanting at our new house. Bought over 8 years ago and transplanted almost 6 years ago. Was 2 ft new and now is over 9 ft
December 31, 2012
I love palm trees, I purchased 5 of them. This year we had a mild winter so my palms are looking good. But I wish they would grow faster
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
I planted these palm trees on the beach next to my pond, I live in Michigan so I am hoping they will do alright in our cold climate. They give my beach a tropical look, they arrived in very good condition, and were quite tall already. I am very pleased, I will be ordering more later
December 31, 2012
Growth Rate
the palms are hardy in new York city if you warp them up in the coldest months. Some of the palms made it though the winter without protection,but I take no chances now.
December 4, 2014
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
I bought 2 Windmill Palms in 3 gallon pots, I live in NH and like to push the limits. Both came packaged very nicely, I gave 4 stars because one came with lots of leaves and the other has 4 leaves so they dont match
December 31, 2012
over 2 years ago
I admit that I was a bit skeptical but this beautiful palm survived the winter in Northern Virginia and is spectacular on my deck.
December 31, 2012
I purchased 4 windmills in early spring this year and planted them in back of my pool between basjoo banana tree. It looks great. So far they are all happy and doing great. I had one by my waterfall for the past 4 years and wrap it in burlap and stuff it with leaves in the winter,and it does fine
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
bought 2 windmills last fall. was under the impression the trunk would be taller than 10 inches...they were listed as 4 to 6 ft but its all fronds. i live in NY and they did make it through the winter but they do have a lot of brown ends.
December 31, 2012

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Windmill Palm Tree

Windmill Palm Tree Planting Diretions 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.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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I chose to order this palm online, because at the local stores the same size palm is between $30 and $50 more expensive than the total price, incl. shipping, at Fast Growing Trees.
Christine and Jorge T on Apr 20, 2016
Enjoy tropical plants - lived in Hawaii for 18 years and want lasting palms
Dee R on Apr 20, 2016
I chose to order this palm online, because at the local stores the same size palm is between $30 and $50 more expensive than the total price, incl. shipping, at Fast Growing Trees.
Christine and Jorge T on Apr 20, 2016
They look as described, windmill.
David M on Apr 20, 2016
Enjoy tropical plants - lived in Hawaii for 18 years and want lasting palms
Dee R on Apr 20, 2016
Always liked Palm trees and decided to buy this for my deck
Harry D on Apr 19, 2016
Because it a sentimental plant. Cambodia where I came from we use the leaves to make the roof of our huts.
But unfortunately it seem like it going live in the state that live in.
Hoeut T on Apr 18, 2016
I live in Boise and I have seen some of these around the city. I want to push the limits and see if I can grow one!
Sara L on Apr 18, 2016
Wanted a hardy palm tree.
Susan H on Apr 17, 2016
Love the tropical look for our home in Ohio
Sherry H on Apr 17, 2016
We lived in Florida for 10 years and miss the beauty and tropical feel of palm trees. We had no idea there was a palm tree that would survive the harsh Kansas winters so when we read that the Windmill Palm was OK for cold weather, we decided to try it.
DARIN N on Apr 17, 2016
Love the tree
Kirby P on Apr 17, 2016
My wife loves the ocean and I thought this might give her a constant reminder of happy memories of vacation times.
PHIL R on Apr 16, 2016
We have had very severe winters over the past couple of winters here in the Eastern U.S., and I have seen a couple Windmill Palms survive here in SE KY. I recently bought my first house and would like to give the Windmill a try myself!
Terry B on Apr 15, 2016
I live in Kentucky. I wanted a hardy palm to put out by the pool.
Ramona B on Apr 15, 2016
Beautiful tropical look
John J on Apr 15, 2016
Always wanted a Palm Tree , reminds me of my times in Fla . Hopefully this grows to be an awesome reminder !!!
Bill R on Apr 13, 2016
I love palm trees and the south. But I mainly chose this because I can grow it in zone 6ð???
Joy M on Apr 11, 2016
I have a pool and love the tropical look.
Gayle T on Apr 11, 2016
I've been looking for a palm tree that will survive the winter months in Pa . once mature This Palm should look great in my backyard pool area.
Bob A on Apr 10, 2016
We have a pool and these palms will give the patio a more tropical look
Tom E on Apr 9, 2016
Cold hardy beautiful Palm tree that will grow in my climate area. My favorite tree.
Northa S on Apr 9, 2016
Always loved palms down in Florida. Great to find them that can grow in the northern climate
Glenn W on Apr 8, 2016
curious to see if this tree can survive a Pennsylvania winter. I would like to keep this is a pot for a few years, is this ok?
thomas p on Apr 8, 2016
I chose this item because it's cold hardy and I REALLY WANT PALM TREES in my yard!
Leanna S on Apr 6, 2016
i always wanted to have a palm tree, hopefully it will grow beautiful as the picture
ines w on Apr 6, 2016
Because I want this kind
Linda L on Apr 2, 2016

My family and I moved to Texas fro Colorado. My wife and I decided to use the windmill palm for our yard cause there is little maintenance with this tree and it is a cold hardy Palm. We have a very short winter here where we live in Texas and the temp only drops down in the 20's. This Palm will do great where we live. Plus we will be the only family in town with Palm trees in our yard. ð???ð??´
Curt R on Apr 1, 2016
It's really reminds me of Florida!
George S on Mar 31, 2016
We live on a lake thought would give the dock area a more coastal look.
John S on Mar 29, 2016
love tropics
vinay p on Mar 28, 2016
Friend has two
Joe A on Mar 27, 2016
Accent my pool and tiki bar in tropical Ohio!
Todd B on Mar 25, 2016
2 out of 3 palms seems to survive first winter --but only time will tell if they will fully recover or not.
j j on Mar 23, 2016
Tropical background
Steve B on Mar 22, 2016
I chose this tree based on comments from customers. I will find out soon as soon as my tree arrive.
Kimberly F on Mar 21, 2016
Looks nice, withstands frost.
Alex F on Mar 20, 2016
Love Palms but wanted a cold hardy, drought resistant and insect resistant Palm.
Lori D on Mar 19, 2016
New inground pool completed and ready for landscaping; the Windmill Palm Tree will add the tropical look to our landscaping efforts.
David H on Mar 15, 2016
Cold hardy, giving it a go in Idaho
Jolyn B on Mar 14, 2016
Want a palm in my yard. Hearty for zone 7, low maintenance.
Michelle C on Mar 12, 2016
I like the tropical look in the yard.and this palm is hardy in my area.
anthony h on Mar 12, 2016
It's a good price and will grow in NJ
Jo W on Mar 10, 2016
Love the look of different palms around the pool.
Luis D on Mar 9, 2016
I just returned from California -- I was surrounded by palm trees. I want to try to raise one in Indiana! Wish me luck!!!!
Lynn S on Mar 9, 2016
I always want one so hopefully this will work out for me.
Ira W on Mar 8, 2016
Love palm trees and want to experiment
john t on Mar 7, 2016
Not really sure, looked neat.
Thomas M on Mar 4, 2016
i liked the looks of it
DAVID D on Mar 4, 2016
Cold hardy
Wayne Z on Mar 2, 2016
For an unexpected touch to the landscape
Niurka Y C on Feb 27, 2016
PATRICIA S on Feb 26, 2016
They look as described, windmill.
David M on Apr 20, 2016
Always liked Palm trees and decided to buy this for my deck
Harry D on Apr 19, 2016
How tall is the Windmill Palm when it arrives?
A shopper on Sep 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Mine came at ~6 inches tall, and was/is very healthy with about 7 frons. I ordered the 1 gallon size.
Where can I find the 6 to 8 foot windmill?
A shopper on Oct 15, 2014
My windmill palm has a new growth at the top that resembles a corn stalk header only much larger that appears to be full of seeds. This "header" is yellowish in color . What is happening, will this produce anything such as coconuts? Does it need to be trimmed off?
John P on Apr 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The tree is most likely trying to bloom. If you don't want the bloom, just cut that off. Very similar to the tassels on corn stalks. It may bloom once a year.
Is it possible to plant these trees into a large container and if so what is the recommended size ? Thank you
A shopper on Jun 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Your pot needs to be quite large and deep. More than 25 inches wide and more than 2 feet deep. Get a pot that can be rolled around on a dolly or that can be moved easily in and out of the house. If the pot is too shallow, stunted growth will occur. If you have adequate light and ventilation, a garage can be a good place if it is kept mainly above freezing during the winter.
I am considering purchasing 2 or 3 palms around our pool which is surrounded by concrete padding. How close can you plant these palms to the padding without having to worry about the roots cracking the concrete?
Ed M on Mar 20, 2015
Will It Grow In Cincinnati Ohio ????
KameronD15 on Mar 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 6-11. Click on the link to lookup what growing zone your in.
Do windmill palms do well in zone 7Do windmill palms do well in zone 7?
A shopper on Jun 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I am in zone 6, but have not wintered my palm outside yet. Quite slow-growing, so mine is planted in large pot which I overwinter in my unheated basement. I grow 'Musa Basjoo' banana outside here though, and I mulch well with a wire cage filled with straw. It does fine. Since it has similar requirements as Windmill Palm, I'm expecting mine to do fine when I eventually plant in ground.
Is there a guarantee that comes with the trees?
Angela J on Feb 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, here is a link to our terms of service

Will the windmill palm grow in zone 6?
A shopper on Jun 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes the Windmill Palm will grow in zone 6.
when is the best time to transplant palm trees? I live in Las Vegas, NV and it's June 26th and I have a bunch of seedlings that sprung up and I want to put in containers. Is now a good time to do so, if not - when?
penygwen on Jun 29, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It should be fine to go ahead and transplant your Windmill Palms into containers. Make sure they're properly watered after being transplanted.
Root growth. How deep. Do I need to worry about sewer pipe?
Joan T on Apr 1, 2016
How tall is the 3 gallon plant?
A shopper on Aug 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: My windmill palm arrived healthy and in great condition. The plant was 3ft. tall from the top of the soil level to the tallest frond. Since I have received it (June 2014) it has developed two more new fronds and is growing beautifully. All the fronds arrived intact and in good shape and incurred no damage during shipping.
Will the Windmill palm do well in Northwest Ohio?
Nina O on Jul 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It depends on where exactly you are in Northeast Ohio. If you're outside of zone 6 then it gets too cold for this tree.

Can this palm tree survive frosts and snows? Should I put it in my basement for the winter. By the way I am in zone 6 but quite frankly closer to 5 than zone seven.
j.hauman on Sep 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Jonathan, I bought two of these and have them in rather large pots, I bought them April 13,,, they are gorgeous , however, I do bring them in around end of October ! They are beautiful inside!!! Move them back out in early spring! You'll love them, continuous new fronds ! Hoping this helps, Valerie
I live just south of springfield ill. Can this windmill palm survive here?
Randy S on Mar 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It looks like you are located in a zone 5 so the winters will be a little too harsh for this palm.
how often should you water?
A shopper on Jun 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Water your Windmill Palm every other day for the first three months, then once a week for the remainder of the first year after planting. A constant source of water is imperative to ensure the required nourishment for healthy frond growth, to battle stress common among newly planted trees and to promote a strong root system. Watering after the first year depends upon the moisture retention in the planting area. Make sure the soil remains moist but not soggy. Warm summers may require more frequent watering, sometimes as much as twice weekly. It’s best to monitor the watering requirements during hot dry periods.
How cold is cold hardy?
nuel b on Feb 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They can withstand temperatures down to 5-10F
What is the best season or time to plant?
Bill C on Jun 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Here in Florida the fall is best, it gives the plant a good 8 months before it has to survive a Florida summer.
What and when is the best time to trim the leaves? I live in Tampa, FL
Nancy C on May 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would check with your local tree specialist, but most likely the best time is in late spring so that the new leaves will have time to recover. But check with the palm expert in your area -- it will also vary somewhat on the type of palm you have.
Will this grow in zone 5?
Evelyn E on Apr 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Zone 5 is a little too cold for the Windmill Palm. If you are going for a tropical look you could check out our Cold Hardy Banana.

would you recommend potting the tree for a few years before planting it in the ground outside. perhaps a more mature and healthy tree will do better once planted outside??
James M on Apr 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I bought 2 of these plants in Sept 2014. I have kept them potted and I brought them in for the winter each year. (I live on Long Island,New York). The plants are doing great BUT they are very slow growing. They are only a few inches taller now then when I bought them.
Very hardy plants though. I hope this answers you question. Carol
REDDY on Jul 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: with the winter that we just had, I lost the trees but I think that it is because of the unusually colder than usual temps that we had. I addition, I did get the warranty on the trees and this year I will wrap them prior to the winter temps. I have read that these trees are pretty strong but I would go with your gut.
i bought 2 of them 6 feet tall they died on me in the first winter,i live in NJ ?
A shopper on Oct 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Not surprised our small one is not doing well in Wa state.
Is it possible to trim the windmill palm so it will not grow too tall?
Yvonne W on Aug 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No, you cannot remove or trim the growing part of the palm. The fronds come from the center of the plant and this is where the new growth occurs. Removing the developing frond will cause damage to the palm tree and the tree will suffer and die. You can remove unsightly fronds from the lower area of the tree, however, fronds produce food for the palm and removing too many can cause and untimely death.

At what time of the year can I determine if my Windmill Palm is dead? Is there still hope in zone 6b, even though it's been warming up?
Margie R on Apr 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There should be signs of life throughout the entire winter. Did you cover the palm during very cold spells? Not sure if you live in the Midwest, East or West, and that makes a lot of difference. My windmill palm looks very good for overwintering for the first time here. I constructed a coldframe for the first winter --- this can give you that added bit of protection that it may need especially if the palm is small. The larger palms can handle much more cold. Remember that this palm naturally ranges into warm temperate zones in Asia, and can take some degree of cold. Sometimes you will be lucky to see new fronds coming out of the center even after a severe freeze, but you should be seeing that by the latest in May. Good luck.
I live In PA just outside of Philly i ant to buy A few windmill palms to plant in my yard . will they do well during the winter and what type of winterizing do you recommend to help protect them from the cold weather Dec -Feb?
James M on Apr 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I did not have any luck planting mine in the ground in MD. It did not make it through the first winter. I have seen them elsewhere in MD in pots, but these people take them in during winter.
Will it survive in Alabama ?
Glenna W on Sep 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The windmill palms should do great in Alabama.
I live in Seattle Washington, will this tree not only grow but do well here?
Brad C on Jun 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The growing zone is 6-11. Click the link below to look up what growing zone your in.
Do you need to feed the palm trees?
A shopper on Jul 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: yes you need to feed your palim once a mounth warter heavy in summer it will not grow in zone 5 and the sellers will not refund money or a new tree it s alittle scamiePAB
I have teo palms in pots; In the winter what temperature will the plant tolerate? Does this plant have to be move inside if in a pot?
Maxus on May 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It isn't suppose to be brought in because they say it's cold weather tolerant, but I lost one of mine this last winter, so if you have them in pots and have a place for them, I'd bring them in. Mine are planted in the yard, so it's to much to bring them in.

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