Windmill Palm

Common NamesWindmill Palm
Scientific NameTrachycarpus fortunei
Hardiness Zones8a-11
Mature Height15-20 Feet
Growth RateSlow, faster with frequent watering
Flower ColorFull sun to partial shade
Water NeedsDrought Tolerant but does not grow during periods void of water
Cold ToleranceCold Hardy
Light NeedsTolerates Full Sun or Shade

Not just another pretty face, the Windmill Palm has some action when the wind blows and it’s really fun to watch and listen. It’s named well. Put them out on the front of the lawn and they just look marvelous. Give them plenty of room because they have a diameter of 15 plus feet and they need that space to rustle and hustle—oh, and grow. Keep it away from the house too, because their hard fronds can damage the roof and their droppings will clog those gutters in no time.

They are lovely, though, and will grace most any spot you have picked out for them. All by itself, one tree is bound to attract attention as a center piece in the front of your home. It does require care in the form of monthly fertilization until it matures and its roots can do the job of food finding. Your yard will be that much better with a Windmill Palm to keep things moving.


Buy at an Orlando Nursery near you

  • Pokey’s Lake Jem Citrus Nursery

    3259 N. Orange Blossom Trail Zellwood, FL 32798

    Only Fruit Trees, no shipping