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Trachycarpus fortunei (Palm, Windmill)

Palm, Windmill

Trachycarpus fortunei

Windmill Palm is the most cold-hardy upright palm available for the state of Texas. Relatively fast growing if grown in fertile soil with regular watering, but can grow in drought conditions with little soil nutrients.

Windmill is idea in tight landscape areas as it’s completely upright growing, with the main trunk no more than twelve inches in diameter. The large palm leaves are at the end of stems up to three feet in length, forming a nearly completely symmetrical crown. To assist in identification, there are no thorns on the palm branches. The upper trunk is covered in a loose mat of brown fiber, while lower trunk is uncovered, displaying a handsome smooth ringed trunk.

 Windmill is dioecious, meaning only the female will bear large long branched inflorescence blooms in the spring, with clusters of blue fruits in the fall. 

Narrow Palm
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Flower Color:

Yellow inflorescence

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Height

30-50 Feet

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Spread

5-8 Feet

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Interesting Notes


USDA Hardiness Zone 7b

Available Sizes:

Item Description
PLM-EXC-30 PALM, WINDMILL View Current Crop Photo
PLM-EXC-XX PALM, WINDMILL 4' PINK View Current Crop Photo
PLM-EXC-45 PALM, WINDMILL View Current Crop Photo

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
High
Exposure
Full Sun to Part Shade
Habit
Evergreen
Water Needs
Low