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Windmill Palm Tree Trachycarpus fortunei


  • Windmill Palm Tree
  • Windmill Palm Tree
  • Windmill Palm Tree
  • Windmill Palm Tree

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Drought tolerant, cold hardy, and disease resistant, the Windmill Palm Tree beats out its tropical counterparts in overall toughness. This tropical tree can survive cold temperatures as low as 10 degrees, providing you with the perfect plant for bringing the tropics up north.

  • The beautiful green fronds and spiny brown trunk of the Windmill Palm brings a tropical feel to any space. 
  • This tree requires very little watering and doesn't need harsh chemicals or sprays to thrive.
  • The Windmill reaches manageable heights between 10 and 20 feet, growing indoors or out.
Regular price $89.95 Sale price
$89.95

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Plant Care

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Product Details

Mature Height: 10-20 ft.
Mature Width: 6-10 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Slow
Botanical Name: Trachycarpus fortunei
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 7-11 outdoors
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Growing Zones: 7-11 outdoors

(hardy down to 10℉)

Product Description

The Best Cold Hardy Palm

Why Windmill Palm Trees?

Thanks to this fresh variety, the Palm isn't relegated to only tropical locales. Because the Windmill Palm is one of the most cold hardy palms available on the market today, it's a dream come true for those who want island-inspired good looks in colder climates.

Northern gardening climates, even in growing zone 7, are still able to grow this stunning island beauty. And not only is Windmill Palm cold tolerant, but it's also unbelievably low-maintenance and naturally pest resistant, too.

Plus, it's got the good looks to match its effortless ease. Magnificent in stature, the Windmill Palm has fresh, 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 grow 6 to 10 feet wide.

Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better

For starters, it's versatile. A slow-growing species, the Windmill Palm is well-suited as an accent piece framing your deck, pool or driveway. And you can pot a Windmill Palm in a large container and grow it on a patio or front porch.

Furthermore, it's able to adapt to an array of soil types and is virtually debris-free, so it truly takes very little effort on your part for this tropical beauty to flourish. You get these benefits and more because we've planted, grown and shipped your Windmill Palm Tree with absolute care. We've done the hard work at the nursery so that you get a tried-and-true, well-rooted performer in your landscape.

Fundamentally easy and exotic, giving instant tropical appeal to any landscape: the Windmill Palm is considered best in class when it comes to landscape picks. The opportunities to use this gorgeous tree are endless, so order your very own Windmill Palm today!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Choose a spot that will offer your Windmill Palm Tree partial sunlight. Direct sunlight is fine, but partial is optimal because it will enable soil to maintain adequate moisture to promote better growth (4 to 6 hours of sunlight per day). The chosen location should also provide sufficient protection against cold winds. Make sure the soil in the planting area drains well.

When you're ready to plant, 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.

Gently place the tree in the center of the hole, maintaining an upright position while carefully spreading the roots. 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. 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.

2. 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. 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.

3. Fertilizing: Windmill Palms require soil rich in nutrients. If necessary, apply a slow-release, palm specific fertilizer (granule form or spikes) in the spring, summer and fall.

4. Pruning: Palms do not need much pruning, except to remove damaged fronds. Always remove any damaged fronds by pruning them off with a sharp pair of sterilized pruners.

Questions & Answers

Why Windmill Palm Trees?

Thanks to this fresh variety, the Palm isn't relegated to only tropical locales. Because the Windmill Palm is one of the most cold hardy palms available on the market today, it's a dream come true for those who want island-inspired good looks in colder climates.
Northern gardening climates, even in growing zone 7, are still able to grow this stunning island beauty. And not only is Windmill Palm cold tolerant, but it's also unbelievably low-maintenance and naturally pest resistant, too.
Who is Fast Growing Trees?

We are the largest mail-order nursery in the country, shipping bigger and better trees directly to your door.

And you get these benefits and more because we've planted, grown and shipped your Windmill Palm Tree with absolute care. We've done the hard work at the nursery so that you get a tried-and-true, well-rooted performer in your landscape.
Effortless and exotic, giving instant tropical appeal to any landscape: the Windmill Palm is considered best in class when it comes to landscape picks. The opportunities to use this gorgeous tree are endless, so order your very own Windmill Palm today!

What is the Windmill Palm's Spread?

Magnificent in stature, the Windmill Palm has fresh, 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 grow 6 to 10 feet wide.

Can You Grow Windmill Palm Trees Indoors?

A slow-growing species, the Windmill Palm is well-suited as an accent piece framing your deck, pool or driveway. And you can pot a Windmill Palm in a large container and grow it on a patio or front porch.

How to Plant Windmill Palm Trees

Choose a spot that will offer your Windmill Palm Tree partial sunlight. Direct sunlight is fine, but partial is optimal because it will enable soil to maintain adequate moisture to promote better growth (4 to 6 hours of sunlight per day). The chosen location should also provide sufficient protection against cold winds. Make sure the soil in the planting area drains well.

When you're ready to plant, 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.

Gently place the tree in the center of the hole, maintaining an upright position while carefully spreading the roots. 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. 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.

How Often Do You Water Windmill Palm Trees?

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. 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.

Shipping Details

Shipping Alert:

You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3, & 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.

Zone Map
Growing Zone Shipping Resumes
Zones 3 & 4 Week of May 3rd
Zones 5 - 11 Ships Now!

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
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NJ
04/13/2021
Nick Jr.
United States United States
I recommend this product
A Great Tropical Feel!!

This Windmill Palm is growing in zone 6! Purchased from "Fast Growing Trees" and doing quite well 4 years running. Neighborhood interest has been increasing the bigger the little guy gets! Yes, deliberate is the word for their growth, but worth it to see the subtle changes every season. Even at its small size, it still gives a tropical feel to an otherwise large frontage! And as I said, a conversation piece the bigger it gets in this scenic neighborhood in Hopkinton, RI. Why not try one of these little beauties yourself ? The enjoyment is quite unique!!

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TB
04/10/2021
Tina B.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Awesome!

Great experience my orders shipped within days and all plants were nice and intact.

PS
04/07/2021
Philip S.
United States United States
I recommend this product
So far so good!

My windmill palms came very quickly and in very good condition. Planted them outside and I now await the slow growth. Even at 3' high they are a great addition to the yard.

AB
04/06/2021
Angela B.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Love our windmill palm trees!

Both trees arrived in good condition and we planted them right away and they are flourishing! Excellent quality and good value for the price.

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04/06/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product
Windmill Palm Tree review

FedEx delivery was delayed a day but the this tree was in the best condition of them all. Growing beautifully!!

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