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Windmill Palm

Trachycarpus fortunei (Chamaerops excelsa)

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Windmill Palm

Windmill Palm

Trachycarpus fortunei (Chamaerops excelsa)

Regular price $599.00
Regular price Sale price $599.00
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Mature height
15-30 ft.
Mature Width
8-10 ft.
Sun exposure
Sun/Part Sun
Watering
Moderate
Growth Rate
Moderate
Grows Well in Zones
8, 9, 10, 11
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Description

Trachycarpus fortunei is a medium-sized, hardy, upright palm tree appreciated for its size and cold tolerance. A great choice for the tropical inspired small garden or side yard, especially if your average annual minimum temperatures drop to 10F. Plant in clusters of three or more or use singularly as a specimen, for borders, or in large containers. Protect from high winds and provide some shade in hot arid areas. The Windmill Palm is easily identified by its hairy trunk densely covered with grey-brown fibers from old leaf sheaths. These persistent net-like fibers have been described to resemble a cheesecloth. The evergreen fan-shaped, rigid leaves are deeply divided and radiate upward and outward into a compact crown. These large green palmate leaves are 3 feet wide with stems 2-4 feet long. Native to subtropical mountainous areas in China, provide regular to occasional water but will tolerate some periods of drought.

Plant care

Tolerates various soil types but must be well-draining. Water deeply and regularly until roots are fully established then reduce frequency as needed depending on conditions. Prune to remove any unattractive leaves that are brown or hanging downward.

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