Growing Zones: 7-11 outdoors(hardy down to 10℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 10-20 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 6-10 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Trachycarpus fortunei
- Does Not Ship To:
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!
Customer Reviews & Photos
- windmill palms
I've dreamed of having a palm tree for most of my life (because I'm a beach nut, but live 250 miles from the closest beach). My son surprised me with this palm for Christmas and it is gorgeous! He couldnt have bought me a more perfect gift!!! Can't wait to plant it beside my patio and enjoy a little of the Beach for years to come!!! I hope to order some more to go with it at some point in the near future!!
Thanks for the palms!
Palms were delivered quick, received in excellent condition. Ive already replanted into larger pots and they look great!!!
Love the tree
The tree arrived in great condition. I had an online chat with an agent at FastGrowingTrees about this palm because I live in zone 7, and I was assured as long as the ground isn't frozen, it is ok to plant. I followed the directions for planting, and so far so good! I love the tree!
Better than nursery
Tree came within 3 days. Looks better than the one we bought at the nursery and more than half the price.
Product description was dead on!
Very healthy palms. Exactly what I ordered. An issue with shipping and the plant cane unpotted while in transit however made a full recovery!
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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. 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|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$99.00 +||FREE SHIPPING with code JAN99!|
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 - 6. 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.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|