Trachycarpus fortunei

Windmill Palm

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Windmill Palm is a small palm tree with a dense trunk covered with hair-like fibers and large palmate leaves at the top of the trunk that fans out in all directions.  Attractive yellow flowers bloom on long drooping panicles in summer.  Grows best with part sun and rich, evenly moist well-drained soils.

Type: 

Tree

Height: 

8’-10’

Spread: 

4’-6’

Spacing: 

5’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

7-10

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

Yellow

Season of Interest:

SummerYear-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: High Maintenance.  Water regularly. Not very winter hardy- if temperatures are expected to drop below 10 degrees a plastic sheet over the crown will be needed.  Mulch for winter and plant in an area protected from winter winds.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland Gardens, Rock Gardens, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: Hibiscus, Bottlebrush, Japanese Maple

Image: Jc1599Windmill palm tree in vancouverCC BY 4.0

 

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