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Windmill Palm Tree

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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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The Best 'Cold Hardy Palm Tree'

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.

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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 5 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
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
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 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 3 years ago
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.

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Edward U on Aug 26, 2016
Great tree for pool, it has taken a couple of years for this tree to grow but now it is doing very well.
Robert L on Aug 21, 2016
We put a pool in and wanted a little tropical feeling and these work in Kentucky where we live we're excited to get them growing
Keith S on Aug 23, 2016
Because they're unusual here and I haven't been able to keep one alive yet, even the "hardy" ones. So I'd like to try again.
Betty B on Aug 21, 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.
Reply · Report · Margie R on Oct 5, 2015
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.
Reply · Report · Dale D on Mar 9, 2016
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.
Reply · Report · Dale D on Apr 23, 2016
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
Best Answer: It depends upon the type of palm. Many palms do not have the type of roots that really can crack concrete. Most go straight down and anchor the palm. Many of them, like windmill palms, washingtonias, queen palms, etc. are excellent by pools. You can see many of them in the southeast, southwest and into California.
Reply · Report · Dale D on Apr 23, 2016
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.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Nov 20, 2015
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.
Reply · Report · christina w on Jul 2, 2014
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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

Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 20, 2015
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Root growth. How deep. Do I need to worry about sewer pipe?
Joan T on Apr 1, 2016
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 10, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · kevin M on Sep 23, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 7, 2014
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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
Reply · Report · VALERIE R on Sep 22, 2014
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Does the roots grow down or out?
CheChe on Jun 5, 2016
Best Answer: They have tap roots, so they grow down then out.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jun 6, 2016
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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.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 15, 2015
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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.

Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 10, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 13, 2014
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How cold is cold hardy?
nuel b on Feb 2, 2016
Best Answer: They can withstand temperatures down to 5-10F
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Feb 4, 2016
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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
Reply · Report · CAROL ANNE K on Apr 14, 2016
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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.
Reply · Report · James B on Jun 21, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · Dale D on Apr 23, 2016
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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.

Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 8, 2015
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What is the average growth rate per year? I'm looking to plant these in southern middle Tennessee.
EricnNakaya C on Jun 13, 2016
Best Answer: We have had these trees for about 1.5 years, and the have grown about 8 inches or so. We are in a warm climate in southern California, but Dec/Jan. Can get cold,, high 20'school and 30 ' for night time temps.
Reply · Report · Richard H on Jun 13, 2016
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Can I plant this plant in a planter box on my deck in New York ?
Ronald K on Jul 20, 2016
Best Answer: Not sure, I planted under full sun in Texas. It needs lots of sun. But since it gets cold in New York, I am not sure. I was told this is the only palm tree that can withstand the cold Texas winter. But New York is much colder. Best.
Reply · Report · Flora Y on Jul 20, 2016
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How cold of temperature can this palm sustain?
Nancy R on Jun 6, 2016
Best Answer: Once they are established, they should be able to survive temperatures to around 0 degrees Fahrenheit or possibly a little below that even. To help ensure their success they should be given some protection for the first three winters. I've found that enclosing them in a cage made out of chicken wire and filling it with leaves works well. For more info, read David Francko's book "Palms Won't Grow Here and other myths." You should be able to find it fairly easily online.
Reply · Report · Greg E on Jun 7, 2016
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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.
Reply · Report · Richard E on Jul 20, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · Dennis S on Nov 4, 2014
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Will thiskind palm tree produce coconuts ?
Daniel C on Jun 25, 2016
Best Answer: There are basically only 2 palms that produce coconuts. The first one is the common coconut palm that only grows in the tropics, and can be quite large. You may have seen "coconuts" for sale in the markets, which is actually the inner core of the coconut. The outer husk is taken off to get to the coconut "meat' and "milk". There is a craze going on right now to drink coconut milk or water.

The other palm tree is called the double coconut tree and is only native to a some tropical Islands that I believe are in the Indian Ocean. [Seychelles, I think] and produce this incredibly large double nut that is one of the largest of the seeds in the world. Very seldom grown in cultivation.

The windmill palms do bloom and produce medium to large clusters of seeds - sorry no coconuts.
Reply · Report · Dale D on Jun 25, 2016
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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.
Reply · Report · Charles K on May 12, 2016
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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: I live in 6B but over winter my windmill palm in my garage. It is planted in a 5gal nursery bucket and I bring it inside around Thanksgiving. Around March 15th I bring it back out and bury the bucket. I don't think it would survive our winter outside.
Reply · Report · Steve S on Apr 22, 2016
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