Trachycarpus fortunei/Windmill Palm

Trachycarpus fortunei / Trachycarpus fortunei
Specimen windmill palm growing in a swimming pool planter
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Scientific Name: Trachycarpus fortunei
Common Name: Windmill Palm
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Yellow
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Purple, Black
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This is a popular fan palm that is quite cold hardy and can tolerate freezing temperatures. It is a palm that is easily managed in residential landscapes, especially in outdoor spaces like around swimming pools and patios where falling leaves from trees might pose a problem. Periodically old fronds should be removed as part of the grooming work to keep palms tidy.