A TROPICAL VIBE WITH A SIDE OF COLD HARDINESS
- Bright green, fan-shaped leaves are evergreen
- One of the few palms that can survive freezing temperatures
- Compatible for container growth
- Capable of thriving in low light, making it a perfect option to display in home
- Tolerant to deer and drought
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box
Photo Credit: ©Nova-Photo-Graphik GmbH® Windmill Palm
- Hardiness Zone: 7-10
- Mature Height: 20-40' tall
- Mature Width: 6-15' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 6-10' apart
Why plant Windmill Palm?
When we think tropical, we all think palm trees! Now, what if we told you these wonderful vacation day dream inducing trees can survive as far north as Zone 8?! The Windmill Palm, unlike other palms, offers extreme cold hardiness considering they are normally more at home in warmer climates. This Palm is capable of surviving in temperatures as low as 10 degrees, while maintaining its health. The Windmill Palm provides thrilling tropical vibes, showing off large and green, fan-like foliage. Easily managed due to its slow growth rate and lack of maintenance needs, this palm is perfect for any home, whether planted in ground or grown in containers, giving way to a variety of locations to show off!
We can thank one Robert Fortune, a Scottish botanist and plant hunter, who collected the Windmill Palm from its native home in China and introduced this beauty to the world.
How to use Windmill Palm in the landscape?
As we mentioned previously, this Palm is very hardy considering the zones it's capable of surviving in. This Palm’s slow, compact growth style makes a perfect fit for smaller spaces and, with its ability to successfully thrive when planted in containers, really opens up worlds of locations for viewing. Bring the feel of the tropics to your home by planting a Windmill Palm around your pool, patio, or create your own tropical garden! For a few tropical-vibing options that plant well together with the Windmill Palm, consider the Bird of Paradise, Canna, Hibiscus, and Jatropha. We can't forget to mention the ability to live in low light settings, offering that same tropical feel inside your home!
Hardiness Zone: 7-10
How To Plant Windmill Palm
The Windmill Palm has a knack for adapting to most soil types, especially those with great drainage! This Palm also does well in low-light living conditions while simultaneously living its best life in full sun, giving ample locations for your enjoyment! As mentioned before, this palm is capable of thriving when grown in containers. When cultivating a palm in this fashion, repotting should take place approximately every other year, increasing pot size by two inches each time.
How To Water
Thriving in more tropical settings, the Windmill Palm can be rather thirsty at first planting. We suggest watering every other day for the first three months until it's established. Once that's achieved, watering may lessen to once a week or more, depending on the weather. To make life easier, try using our Elements Watering System - simply fill it, set it, forget it!
How To Fertilize
Feed your Windmill Palm with our Elements Starter Plant Food twice a year - once in spring and then again in fall.
How To Prune
The Windmill Palm is as easy as they come when it comes to pruning! Simply remove the fronds that are yellowing or turning brown to improve the look and new growth of the Palm.
How Does Shipping Work?
Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.
We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation.
*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.
Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Growers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations.
Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.
From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health.
Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order.
Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.
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How Does Sizing Work?
The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)
Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.
All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!
See the size guides below.
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If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.
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