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Windmill Palm Tree

Trachycarpus fortunei


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  • Delivered by: Friday, August 24
  • 8"-12" tall

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-t- Planting Mix
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
-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator
-t- Root Rocket™ Launcher
Root Rocket Launcher

Explosive Growth for All of Your Plants

Rocket your lawn and plants to new heights with Root Rocket™ Launcher! All-natural and all-in on healthful benefits, Root Rocket™ is a propriety blend of nutrients that have been horticulturalist-tested and proven to help young plants transition from nursery to soil or a more permanent container. Root Rocket™ Launcher improves on that special mix with a water-soluble twist – so your lawn and garden can now be sprayed with the naturally-crafted solution you love for soil. And this pre-made care package in a handy drawstring bag makes it all the more effortless to keep your plants lush and vibrant, with the following items included: Root Rocket™ Launcher solution Root Rocket™ Launcher spray bottle 50-ft. nylon retractable hose

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Growing Zones: 7-11
(hardy down to 10℉)

Growing Zones 7-11
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

25-30 ft.

Mature Width:

6-10 ft.




6-10 ft.

Growth Rate:


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 7 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 6-10 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 30 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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Customer Reviews

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207 Reviews
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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!
January 1, 2013
over 5 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
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
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 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
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
January 1, 2013
over 6 years ago
get 3 gallon not 1 gallon
the reason for only 3 stars is due to the condition of the 1 gallon vs. the 3 gallon. The 3 gallon was delivered in perfect health and is thriving on my deck in virginia. The one gallon arrived well packaged but with a lot of brown spots and not in good health. I am trying my best it to keep it alive. The palms were purchased about a week apart. It is well worth the price difference for not only for the difference in the height but the health of the tree.
April 16, 2015
mechanicsville, VA
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I admit that I was a bit skeptical but this beautiful palm survived the winter in Northern Virginia and is spectacular on my deck.
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
over 5 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.
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
over 6 years ago

Planting & Care

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

Windmill Palm Tree Planting Diretions

The Windmill palm (Trachycarpus fortunei) is the answer for those looking for a touch of the tropical look but live in a far colder area than most tropicals can survive. Commonly grown in USDA growing zones 7-11 the windmill palm is a drought tolerant, full to partial sun lover that can reach mature heights of 25-30 feet tall and a width of 6-10 feet wide. They're quite tolerant of pollution making them popular to accent along streets and good for urban areas. Windmill palms are also highly disease and pest resistant. They can be successfully container grown as well but will need periodic re-potting to ensure they do not become root bound.

Selecting a location: Choose a spot that will offer your Windmill Palm partial sunlight. Direct sunlight is okay, but partial is optimal because it will enable soil to maintain adequate moisture to promote better growth. The chosen location should also provide sufficient protection against cold winds. Make sure the soil in the planting area drains well.

Planting directions (in ground):
1) Visually inspect the roots of the tree then dig the hole wide enough so that it can encompass the entire root spread without bending any of the roots. Add some extra width to the hole to enable the tree to grow more easily, breaking away any compacted soil on the sides. The hole should be deep enough to accommodate the entire root system.
2) Gently place the tree in the center of the hole, maintaining an upright position while carefully spreading the roots.
3)A mix of 20% sand 80% dirt will give the Windmill Palm the planting conditions closest to its native environment. 
4) Begin filling in the hole with soil covering the roots. Lightly tamp down the soil then water the area to help the soil settle around the roots.
5) Add more soil as necessary, repeating the process of patting it down slightly and watering to help the soil settle and fill any air holes that may have formed. Fill in up to the ground level.

Planting directions (potted): 
1) Select a pot 2 times larger than the pot the tree initially came in. This will allow the roots to spread out a bit.
2) Situate the palm into the pot and fill in with a well draining potting medium.
3) Tamp down the soil as you back fill to prevent air pockets from forming.
4) Place the tree next to bright window where it will get the appropriate sun exposure needed. 
5) Provide water when the top two inches of the potting soil has dried slightly.

Watering: 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.

Pruning: Palms do not need much pruning except to remove damaged fronds. Be careful not to pull off dead or damaged frond as that can leave a wound behind. Always remove any damaged fronds by pruning them off with a sharp pair of sterilized pruners.

Fertilizing: Windmill palm trees require soil rich in nutrients. If necessary, apply a slow-release, palm specific fertilizer (granule form or spikes) in the spring, summer and fall. If leaf blades become yellow it’s a sign that nutrients such as magnesium are depleted and fertilizer should be applied.

Apply 2-3 inches of mulch around the base of the tree to act as a protective barrier from weeds and insulate during colder months. Adding mulch will also help maintain moisture to reduce watering needs. You can apply Cypress Mulch or Pine Straw and add as necessary as it decomposes.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
because of cold winter weather
CHARLES C on Aug 15, 2018
Love palm tree
Terrance M on Aug 1, 2018
because of cold winter weather
CHARLES C on Aug 15, 2018
wanted slow growing palm
Patricia H on Aug 2, 2018
Love palm tree
Terrance M on Aug 1, 2018
Cold tolerance
GARY S on Jul 30, 2018
I live in North East Texas (zone 8) and have a pool. It is hard to find a Palm that is cold resistant as we do get some rather cold days in the winter. We also get very hot temps in the summer. I have one of these and it has thrived so I was ready to find a few more that would survive our temperature shifts.
Molly B on Jul 30, 2018
Put around our pool
rita s on Jul 25, 2018
I would like to have a winter resistant palm to accent my deck
donnie c on Jul 23, 2018
Robert J on Jul 22, 2018
Uniqueness for Upstate NY pool area.
Rita A on Jul 17, 2018
I love the trees it reminds me of living in Florida and Puerto Rico is it the. 3 gallon one
Wanda A on Jul 10, 2018
My Wife is obsessed with Palm Trees!
Joshua J on Jun 11, 2018
I chose this tree because it is said to be the hardiest for a colder climate, and is resistant to pests too. We'll see if it lives up the its billing. I bought the one-year insurance policy too. Worth it for $6.
David L on Jun 10, 2018
Father's Day gift for my Father-in-law
Lisa D on Jun 4, 2018
It's a wedding gift for my sister and her groom. She's wanted one beside her pool for a long time.
Scott & Kellie U on May 19, 2018
Since I can't live in the tropics, I wanted to get the feeling that I do, and the palm trees are going to help with that feeling. They are going to assist in my "Tropitude" a word I coined meaning: "Tropical Attitude"
Sidney P on May 17, 2018
This site had what I was looking for.....
Evelyn S on May 17, 2018
Accent tree to the pool and yard areas in New Jersey
Stephen M on May 12, 2018
Beautiful tropical look cold hardy plant
Steven M on May 12, 2018
Wife loves palm trees we are from PR., Found one for our weather in CT
Juan S on May 10, 2018
This palm seems to be the safest bet to grow in my area
Villie G on May 7, 2018
Ialready have one and love it
Sandra N on May 7, 2018
We have several of them..
Suzanne M on May 5, 2018
Wanted a slight "Beach" style at our home.
Gary H on May 1, 2018
Cold hardy for Lewisville Tx
Jerald W P on Apr 23, 2018
Winter Hardness
Louis D on Apr 23, 2018
I wanted to grow a palm and this one is in my zone
yvonne D on Apr 21, 2018
I love everything tropical. This was the first palm that I found in Ohio’s growing zone.
Michael S on Apr 20, 2018
Love palms.
Matthew C on Apr 20, 2018
Because I read the comments and sounds like it will do well in WA state! Just what my son wants!
Linda H on Apr 19, 2018
The location I want to plant And to replace the two we left be hind in resent move.
DONALD C on Apr 5, 2018
Looking for a tropical feel for our beach house.
Tim A on Mar 13, 2018
Tough little palm that will survive winters.
Donna C on Mar 12, 2018
Love the tropical look
john t on Mar 11, 2018
it will grow in new jersey
Gerald S on Mar 11, 2018
To match ours
Janet M on Mar 11, 2018
Was perfect for the neighborhood
joseph w on Mar 9, 2018
For my beach house at the New Jersey shore. I wanted a tropical feeling in my backyard. I hope I can grow it outside (eventually).
FRANK R on Mar 2, 2018
I really like palms and other tropical plants, but due to Ohio growing zone I have to move them inside for winter or repurchase plants. The Windmill Palm Tree is zoned for Ohio so I'm looking forward to not having to dig it up and move it inside.
Michael S on Feb 25, 2018
Lost a queen palms to cold and replacing with a more tolerant tree
Dennis S on Feb 18, 2018
something different for the area
Marc E on Feb 15, 2018
I just love the shape and texture.
Jane S on Feb 3, 2018
Hardy trees for the area. May end up ordering 3 more.
Daniel D on Jan 29, 2018
Cold Hardy Tree for my area zone 6.
Steven R on Jan 28, 2018
want a warm feel to my northern backyard
jackie m on Jan 21, 2018
You said it ships today. Now that the order is completed, it says March 26.
I can't use it then. I need it for a funeral this Friday!
Glenn S on Jan 21, 2018
They can handle cold temperatures!
Jesus B on Jan 18, 2018
I chose a windmill palm+ because I already have one and I needed a second one to match with it.
ruben t on Jan 5, 2018
Wanted to try a Palm in Oklahoma
Dwight T on Jan 3, 2018
I want to add a little tropical flare to my front yard
James C on Dec 30, 2017
Mom chose it as a Christmas gift.
Michael K on Dec 11, 2017
wanted slow growing palm
Patricia H on Aug 2, 2018
Cold tolerance
GARY S on Jul 30, 2018
How tall is the Windmill Palm when it arrives?
A shopper on Sep 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I ordered the 3 gallon. They came in at about 3ft tall.
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.
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.
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.
Root growth. How deep. Do I need to worry about sewer pipe?
Joan T on Apr 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would plant at least 5-6 feet away from underground pipes.
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.
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
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 0 Degrees F.
Does the roots grow down or out?
CheChe on Jun 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They have tap roots, so they grow down then out.
Do you need to feed the palm trees?
A shopper on Jul 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I just planted mine in miracle grow tree and shrub soil and they have been just fine and growing great
Will this tree grow in central Ohio ?
William S on Jan 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 6-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
Is there a way to help winterize this palm tree?
Roxann L on Jun 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I pack leaves around mine in the fall before any heavy frost and then I wrap it with burlap fairly thick. I live in lower Michigan and mine is growing well. I planted it with dirt, peat moss and sand mixed and welled the hole so I could keep leaves around it until it gets hardier. I had bought the smallest one and I've had it for three years now and it's growing about 4" in height per year right now. I hope this helps! Good luck! :)
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 planted directly outside... Hasn't grown much at all but the mango tree I bought at hr saw time and planted did well... Can be either the nature of the tree and your idea of letting it grow inside seems much better option...
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.
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.
What do I need to do for winter? I live near Pittsburgh, PA.
Darlene C on Aug 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can bring it inside for the Winter or if you plant it outside make sure you get all the air pockets out when planting and heavily mulch around the tree and leave about 1/4 of an inch from the trunk should help that. We also have Plankets you can purchase for the cold.
are these trees toxic to pets?
Becky J on Jun 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Windmill Palm is nontoxic to cats and dogs, but it shouldn't be fed to them if you plan to use your palm for any type of cooking.
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.
How deep do the roots go and can they be planted next to pool deck with destroying the concrete?
Lesa J on Mar 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I have mine planted next to my paving stone patio. It's been 3 years and I have no problems. As for how deep the roots go, I have no idea.
What do I do in winter? I live in an area where it snows. Do I have to wrap the tree. From everything I read it says it can survive where I live I am just curious to hear from owners.
Kat M on Aug 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: When planting it, make sure you have gotten all of the air pockets out of the hole you dig so the cold can't hit it. Mulch heavily and leave a 1/4 of an inch around the trunk. Leaves will also help keep it warm too. We do sell Plankets also, they are on our website.
I am wanting to plant these about 3-5 feet from my house. Do u think they will get to big for that close to my house?
Mike M on Jun 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: That might be a little close I planted mine about 12 ft. Just in case but they grow slooooow
I want to keep this in a pot. Will that work? Live in NJ at the beach.
Donna V on Jun 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Should not be a problem at all. You will need to gradually move it to a larger pot if you want the tree to get bigger, although, they are slow growing.. Make sure you keep it in a bright spot.
Can I leave it in bucket on deck until big enough to replant in yard?
Patti on Jun 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would plant it right away. I don't think you will get enough sun they way you describe what you want to do
at annapolis maryland it will ok the temperature?
bobyka on May 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The recommenced growing zones are 6-11 . Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
I'm in zone 7. Do I need to cover this tree in the winter?
Steve on Mar 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Should be fine. I wrap the trunk but not the tops. I am in Denton TX.
I live in Boise,ID in zone I need to wrap my palm for the winter or will it be ok? never gets below 2 degrees at night
bdamon on Nov 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is not necessary, but of course wrapping the palm as an extra precaution would only be beneficial to the palm tree.
Can it grow indoor in heated pool room ?
Vladimir G on Oct 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have two windmill palms. One is 4 or 5 years old. The other is going on 2 years. I have them potted and move them inside in the winter and outside in the summer. They are both doing well. They grow faster in the summer, but continue to grow in both conditions. The 5 year old is getting quite large.
what do you wrap the tree with? don in wv.
don b on Oct 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I pack leaves all around mine about a foot wide and wrap it going upwards with burlap about three times around. This seems to protect it from the cold getting directly to the palm. I then unwrap mine usually in early May after the frost is over. I live in Lower SE Michigan. My husband inadvertently removed the leaves around a second one that I had and it didn't survive the winter. The one with the leaves not only survived but has grown substantially over a years time. I did plant mine with a layer of small stones, pool sand and then pool sand mixed with peat moss. That seems to help keep the drainage good on them. I hope this helps and enjoy!
Can I plant this plant in a planter box on my deck in New York ?
Ronald K on Jul 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, make sure it drains well. Fertilize every 3 to 4 months. Use a tropical one. Remember it cannot withstand extreme cold.

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