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Windmill Palm Tree

Trachycarpus fortunei

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.
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Windmill Palm Tree Care

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Plant your Windmill Palm in an area that receives full-partial sun (4-6 hours of direct sunlight per day).

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Water your Palm 2-3 times per week for the first month, then once a week for the remainder of the first year after planting. Keep the soil moist but well-drained, watering more in times of drought and less when there is rainfall.



If necessary, apply a slow-release, palm specific fertilizer (granule form or spikes) in the spring, summer and fall.

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.

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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!

Looking for more palm trees to add to your collection? Check out our guide to popular types of palm trees.

Full Planting & Care Instructions

Product Details

Mature Height:20-40 ft
Mature Width:6-15 ft
Growth Rate:Slow
Botanical Name:Trachycarpus fortunei
Does Not Ship To:AZ
Grows Well In Zones:7-10 outdoors
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Growing Zones: 7-10 outdoors

(hardy down to 10℉)

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