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Windmill Palm TreeTrachycarpus fortunei

313 reviews
  • Windmill Palm Tree

    Windmill Palms are a great vertical accent in the landscape.

  • Windmill Palm Tree

    \Windmill Palms are a great vertical accent in the landscape.

  • Windmill Palm Tree
  • Windmill Palm Tree

    The Windmill Palm is hardy down to zone 7.

  • Windmill Palm Tree

    Windmill Palms are a great vertical accent in the landscape.

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Windmill Palm TreeTrachycarpus fortunei

313 reviews
Palm Trees

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.
Available Sizes:
  • 3 Gallon
  • 2 Plants (3 Gallon)
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Windmill Palm Tree Care

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plant sunlight

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

plant watering

Watering 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.

plant fertilizing

Fertilizing 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.

Why 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!

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

Planting & Care 

1. Planting: You don't have to immediately repot your plant - you'll only need to repot approximately every other year, once your Palm outgrows its shipped container or original pot. Increase the pot size by 2 inches each time you repot to accommodate new growth. For the Windmill palm it can get quite large so if starting in a container make sure to eventually plan to plant inground. 

If growing outdoors make sure you give the palm well-draining soil and adequate space above to grow. 

2. Watering: Mist your Palm weekly if kept indoors in addition to regular watering – this ensures that its native humid climate is simulated in your home. If you're not sure when to water, simply check the soil about 2 inches down. If the soil is dry here, it's time to water.

FGT Tip: If fronds begin to yellow, it could be a sign of overwatering. If you see yellowed fronds, allow time for the soil to dry before watering your plant again. Browning fronds, however, mean that your Palm is not getting enough water and needs more. Using a well-draining potting mix is key in getting this balance.

3. Pruning: Simply any fronds as they turn yellow or brown. This improves the look of your plant and creates clean space for healthier green fronds to grow.

4. Fertilizing: You can apply palm fertilizers that contain specific nutrients best suited for palms. If you prefer, you can also use a balanced fertilizer, such as an 8-8-8 formula, for quicker growth in spring and summer.



How tall do Windmill Palms get?

Windmill Palms grow to around 20-40 feet tall at maturity.

How hardy is a Windmill Palm?

Windmill Palms are considered very hardy for a palm and will thrive in Zones 7-10 or down to about -10 degrees Fahrenheit.

How do you take care of a Windmill Palm Tree?

Plant in a location with full to partial sunlight and in soil that drains well. Try to avoid over and under-watering, as this is the cause of most palm tree issues.

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.

Shipping Details

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
Less than $129 $19.95

Product Details

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

Growing Zones: 7-10 outdoors

(hardy down to 10℉)

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Edward G.
United States United States

My 3 gallon Windmill.

Although my Windmill was just a 3 gallon ,the leaves are facing straight up.Looks like it’s on steroids lol.

Chantellia F.
United States United States
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Windmill Palm

So far I love them planted in my front yard and they look beautiful and upholding the cold temperature

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Great healthy trees.

Love them. They look great.

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excellent windmill palms

I love my big healthy windmill palms. They go great with my landscaping. Ver happy. Quick shipping.

Andrew T.
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