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Windmill Palm

Trachycarpus fortunei

Windmill Palm
(Courtesy University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service, College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences)


Height: 10-20 feet (3.0-6.0 meters)
Spread: 6-10 feet (1.8-3.0 meters)
Leaf: 18-36 inches (46-91 cm)
Range: Not native to North America. (USDA Hardiness Zones 8 through 11 - southern and western coastal US states.)

General Care Tips

Windmill Palms grow in full sun and partial shade conditions on well-drained, fertile
soils. Water regularly. Prune sparingly. Avoid damaging lower trunk and roots.

Things to Watch For

Pests include palm aphids and scales.  Disease vulnerabilities include root rot, lethal yellowing disease and leaf spots.