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Windmill Palm

Windmill Palm

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Perfect if you want a tropical look in your backyard, courtyard or around the pool... even in colder climates!

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Windmill Palm

The Best "Cold Hardy Palm Tree"

Height:

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

3 Gallon
2 left in stock
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List: $73.95
Sale: $50.29
6 at $47.78 ea.
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Height:

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

1 Gallon

Ships Tomorrow
Thu, Apr 17
List: $39.95
Sale: $27.17
6 at $25.81 ea.
Qty:  
Planting Mix for Windmill Palm
Windmill Palm Planting Mix

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

Mycorrhizal Fungi and 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.


Soil Contents
$13.95
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Espoma Palm-Tone
Espoma Palm-Tone


Give your palms and hibiscus a nutritional boost with a regular feeding of Espoma Palm-Tone. Palm-Tone's organic formula contains Espoma's own proprietary blend of essential microbes, prepared after analyzing results from the extensive testing conducted at leading research universities.

Slow and steady feeding is a gardener's key to success. Microorganisms are present in Palm-Tone, and their function is to digest the nutrients contained in the natural plant food, thus enabling the trees and shrubs to absorb the fortifying proteins and minerals they need to flourish and shine.

Palm Tone
$17.95
Sale: $12.21
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Ships at the Proper Planting Time for Your Area
South ships on date above. North ships in spring.
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 Windmillís 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 donít 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. Itís wonderfully situated on a pool deck since it creates next to no debris that can land into the water. If youíre 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 itís 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.



Growing Zones: 6-11

Mature Height: 25-30 ft.
Mature Width: 6-10 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Trachycarpus fortunei
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 6-11
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 6-11
(shaded area above)

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Why Buy from Fast Growing Trees?

Save Money

Save thousands by shopping in the convenience of your own home instead of paying a landscaper for trees that struggle.

Tree to Door

Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.† Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.††Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

No Chemicals

We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

Large Size

Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

When Will I Get My Order?

Northern Areas shaded on the below Map are shipped in Spring. You can find your ship date next to Your Growing Zone on the chart below. If this is a Gift, or you want your plants sooner, we’re happy to ship them out right away.

Southern & Western Areas colored White on the Map are generally shipped right away unless the product page gives a specific ship date. If you prefer to plant later in spring when the weather warms up, just let us know and we’ll delay your shipping.

 
  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
  Zone 5 April 15th
  Zone 6,7,8,9,10,11 Ships Now


Can I Plant Now?

Yes…Your Windmill Palm can be planted any time of year… even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. ;

How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $8.95
$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
$80.00-$98.99 $23.95
$99+ ~28% of order


It's Easy to Plant your Windmill Palm


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Windmill Palm.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

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.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

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.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

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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Most useful customer reviews:
By: Shelly in Michigan
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.

By: Skylar in Olathe, MI9
At Worlds Of Fun In Kansas City, MO there are some Windmill Palm Trees planted and everywhere I go I see them in pots now. If only they would grow faster.

By: Walter Danowski
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.

By: Michelle
I admit that I was a bit skeptical but this beautiful palm survived the winter in Northern Virginia and is spectacular on my deck.

By: david
Its December here in VA I planted two windmills out front and I have two in large pots n the back yard. They r the only things still green n still growing. I love them n all my neighbors think iam nuts. We'll c when they get judge


By: Doug Hecker
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.

By: Ben
I love the Windmill Palm Tree. I live in Massachusetts where one you buy a palm, everyone buys a palm. My grandma bought one for her pool. I bought one too, but i'm going to put it in a pot. Tip don't but Palm Trees from tyty nursery in Georgia because it will die.

By: mary
I bought 3 of the windmill palms and they came in very good condition...I was just wondering if I need to do anything for the winter to protect them ...I live in Oklahoma and our winters can be very cold and snow sometimes.

By: Sara
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.

By: John McCutcheon
Nice tree, but slooooooow growing

By: Ron
Palm arrived in perfect shape and is doing great.

By: Marie Berkoski
Beautiful tree! Would love to have a yard full of them.

By: kent
Awesome little tree. We had the hardest winter last year when we took our "silos" off the trees we weren't sure they were going to make it but they better this summer than last!

By: Jim
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

By: Dave
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.

By: Jillian
this was a gift I sent to some one else and they were very pleased

By: Ira
I live on Long Island, NY which is zone 6 and bought my first windmill palm over a year or so ago. It died after a few months as the winter approached. I was given a partial refund and bought another more mature windmill. It looked great all summer then winter came and it shriveled up and died too. Wasted more money as these trees are not hardy at all in winter. Friend of mine had one in pot on his patio and same thing happened in winter. Stay away from these if you live in zone 6.

By: Ronnie Logan
OMG...the $70 tree was 10 inches at the most and shoved in a box with 3 other trees...one was broken in half by the time it made it to my house. PATHETIC waste of money

By: joe castels
we bought two four years ago, planted them around our pool and they are both doing great. both of them are growing like weeds. we live in georgia , we really love our palms. will be buying more next year.

By: John Patterson
The palm arrived in perfect condition. I couldn't believe how well it was packed. The plant really took off and showed fantastic growth this spring and summer. I am from one of those areas where the myth "palms won't grow here" exists (6b). I'll let you now how it goes in the spring.

By: clyde mcleod
Trees came nicely packaged no damage and in good shape they are pretty young about 3 ft tall planted them in the spring they did not show much growth above ground but i think palms estalablish their root system first too early to be able to give a complete review we will see how they servive this winter and see how they are doing next summer plan on protcting them if their is any cold snaps this winter we are in North Carliona between zone 7 b and zone 8 so we shall see how they do will add to this review if i can to update their progress

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