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Windmill Palms - Trachycarpus Fortunei
Common Name: Windmill Palms
Botanical Name: Trachycarpus Fortunei
Trunk Type: Solitary trunk, hairy and fibrous
Leaf Type: Fan shaped, large leaves, compact crown
Fruit/Flowering: Yellow blooms with tiny coconut-like seeds
Mature Size: Up to 30 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide crown, 8”-10” diameter
Climate: Warm to cold temperate regions, very hardy in cold temperatures
Minimum Survival Temperatures: 10.0 F
Culture: Windmills are heavy nitrogen feeders and when given regular applications can be a very great looking palm. Growth rate is about 1.42 feet per year and looks best in partial shade, but will tolerate a wide range of conditions down to 10 degree’s. Have been grown with success even in New Jersey. Use a sand mix 75% with 25% peat moss, fertilize at time of planting with a time-release micronutrient fertilizer, also in spring and late summer.