Windmill Palm

Trachycarpus fortunei

SKU
6360
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An extremely hardy palm tree with an attractive, compact crown with large, stiff, fan-like, green foliage and distinctive hairy black fibers covering its slender, graceful trunk. A striking specimen that is excellent for making a tropical statement in smaller landscapes and rock gardens. Works well in group plantings and containers. Evergreen.
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8 - 11

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Botanical Pronunciationtray-kee-o-KAR-pos for-TEW-ne-i
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 25 to 30 ft. tall with an 8 to 10 ft. wide crown.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasThis is not only incredibly hardy for a palm, it is the best choice for small gardens. Growing as a single, hairy trunk it begins as a foundation plant that eventually matures as a tall, thin column. Because it does not branch, and keeps a very tight foliage head, it fits very well into small spaces, sideyards, or as a specimen in rock gardens. Plant three or more close together to achieve a cluster or grove in tropical garden schemes. Ideal plant for swimming pool enclosures. This palm is an appropriate choice for historic Victorian era landscaping, and is often found in older English gardens in southern Britain!
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic, Tropical
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Houseplant, Poolside, Rock Garden, Specimen, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureDramatic Specimen Plant

Provide organically rich, moist, very porous, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. Once established, prefers regular water, but tolerates periodic drought. Feed in early spring before new growth emerges.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 8 - 11

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