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Windmill Palm Tree

Trachycarpus fortunei


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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

Growing Zones: 6-11
(hardy down to 0℉)

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

Mature Height:

25-30 ft.

Mature Width:

6-10 ft.


Full Sun


6-10 ft.

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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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Customer Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
92 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 4 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 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 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
January 1, 2013
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
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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 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
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
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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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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I chose it because it can stand cold weather
Elner B on Apr 25, 2017
A palm tree that can stand colder temps so will grow in Pacific be, zone 8 😊
michele g on Apr 24, 2017
I chose it because it can stand cold weather
Elner B on Apr 25, 2017
Looks and cold weather toughness even though these 2 windmills I purchased and the pindo palm I got will spending the winter months in my neighbors indoor pool area.
C M on Apr 25, 2017
A palm tree that can stand colder temps so will grow in Pacific be, zone 8 😊
michele g on Apr 24, 2017
same reason as the pindo palm
Harry V on Apr 23, 2017
cold climate
Mike V on Apr 22, 2017
Michael B on Apr 22, 2017
I chose the Windmill Palm because it says it will grow in Ohio and I really like Palm trees! I would like this tree to make a statement in my front yard : ) I am looking forward to it's arrival.
Lori C on Apr 21, 2017
i bought this palm 2 years ago and it is about 6ft. tall. love it.
Cinthy H on Apr 20, 2017
trying to give more tropical look to my zone 6 landscaping
Debbie H on Apr 16, 2017
I love the tropical look of palm trees and this will grow in my zone. It is going out by the pool. Zone 6
Nikki T on Apr 14, 2017
able to grow in my area
Elaine M on Apr 13, 2017
This is the type of palm I was looking for
James V on Apr 12, 2017
I have a windmill palm that is thriving here and I have an area for another. I love this palm
Kathy G on Mar 31, 2017
I want to make my yard tropical.
liana D on Mar 30, 2017
It can survive in cold weather.
Lorraine C on Mar 30, 2017
I wanted to see if I can grow this in Kansas. We just put in a pool and thought it would be a nice addition to our pool area. Excited to see how the tree grows.
Jessie G on Mar 30, 2017
I picked this windmill palm tree because they said cold hearty to 0 degrees F. , which i live in central fl. and you never knoe when it will get to freezing temps.
Jimmie H on Mar 25, 2017
The looks very good
Michael N on Mar 22, 2017
I hope to use for privacy
Bonnie G on Mar 18, 2017
My wife wanted tropical plants for the yard and these are supposed to be zone 7 hardy
Frederick H on Mar 16, 2017
in honor of president DONALD J.TRUMP!!! God Bless America.
Donna H on Mar 14, 2017
i always wanted a palm tree.
Allison T on Mar 14, 2017
I chose these because of the zone we live in and i also read reviews that confirmed they were a good choice.
Vicki K on Mar 12, 2017
I chose the Windmill Palm because I wanted a cold hardy palm for winters. Also because I'm planting it near my pool and I wanted a tropical feel.
D A on Mar 11, 2017
I have always wanted a palm tree next to my "outside" resting area for ambience.
Jim M on Mar 9, 2017
I love the tropical look
Matthew C on Mar 8, 2017
falls within the area for palm trees
William S on Mar 7, 2017
Live on Long Island and love the tropical look.
Rudy C on Feb 28, 2017
Because of the cold weather tolerance of this tree is why I chose to purchase this palm tree and for how it will look by my swimming pool.
Kenneth I on Feb 26, 2017
I enjoy palm trees but live in the midwest. These windmill palm trees are hardy enough to live in my area.
ryan j on Feb 24, 2017
I picked this item for their guarantee and the prompt delivery.
victor s on Feb 23, 2017
This palm should survive the winters in central Texas
Bob L on Feb 23, 2017
They make me smile when I see them
Keith w on Feb 22, 2017
Some reason it didn't make it.
Amanda P on Feb 18, 2017
Cold resistant
Graciela T on Feb 18, 2017
This product is very hardy and I had many that grew and they are beautiful. I moved here less then a year. I am from Arizona. It reminds me of BACK HOME. NEVER LOST A PLANTING. BEAUTIFUL
Elizabeth H on Feb 8, 2017
It just a extordinary plant.
Rona N on Feb 7, 2017
Stuck living in the North and love palms..This has made a wonderful accent to the pool deck and in winter our dining room.
Lynn Y on Feb 7, 2017
Cold hardy, will grow in my area and looks like a classic Palm. Always wanted one!
Susan B on Feb 4, 2017
Beautiful look and it is short
Don S on Feb 1, 2017
This is a gift for my daughter.
James P on Feb 1, 2017
Obobie C on Jan 25, 2017
We like Palm Tree's and hope that it might make it where we live.
Walter H on Jan 22, 2017
I like lived and loved Florida. Palm tree is a great look. Slow growing though. After 3 years it's starting to grow.
Raymond C on Jan 12, 2017
My step mom wanted them for her yard!
Donald and Barbara T on Jan 11, 2017
love them
Dianna L. V on Dec 14, 2016
I'm not Janay. She's my delivery address
Janay D on Dec 8, 2016
Vicki I on Nov 29, 2016
I love palm trees. Great price and free shipping can't be beat...
Margaret W on Nov 25, 2016
How tall are these palmer what 3gallons mean
Poncho P on Nov 21, 2016
Looks and cold weather toughness even though these 2 windmills I purchased and the pindo palm I got will spending the winter months in my neighbors indoor pool area.
C M on Apr 25, 2017
same reason as the pindo palm
Harry V on Apr 23, 2017
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.
Where can I find the 6 to 8 foot windmill?
A shopper on Oct 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Where can I find a 10 Ft CT Windmill Palm
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
Does the roots grow down or out?
CheChe on Jun 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They have tap roots, so they grow down then out.
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.
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.

How cold is cold hardy?
nuel b on Feb 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They can withstand temperatures down to 5-10F
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
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.

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
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 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.
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.
I live in Boise,ID in zone 7.....do I need to wrap my palm for the winter or will it be ok?....it never gets below 2 degrees at night
bdamon on Nov 6, 2016
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.
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: 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.
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.
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.

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