Windmill Palm

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Windmill Palm

Trachycarpus fortunei
Windmill Palm, Chusan Palm
30

40 feet
8

10 feet
East Asia
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Evergreen
  • Attracts Pollinators

About This Plant

Grows best in partial sun. A thin, single-trunked palm with rounded, evergreen leaves held stiffly upright, hence its common name. The trunk is covered in a loose mat of brown fiber, like burlap — a useful identification tool. Leaves are silvery underneath, with petioles containing two rows of small thin spines. Flowers appear in late spring, with fruit ripening over the summer.

Windmill is a compact palm, frequently used as a foundation plant in landscape beds and around houses where it can shade an entry. It can grow up to 40 feet, but 10-20 feet is more common in Texas landscapes (so it is commonly planted in groupings). Though slow growing, it is extremely cold-hardy.

Maintenance

Grooming to remove spent foliage.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Palm
Size:
30-40' H, 8-10' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy
Wildlife:
Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Yellow
Bloom Time:
May, June
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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