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PALMS - WINDMILL (trachycarpus) 7B-10
PALM WINDMILL - Trachycarpus fortunei
Windmill palms can be grown to zone 7b without significant winter protection. In a sheltered site or with winter protection, windmill palms can be grown through zone 6, although defoliation may occur during cold winters. With care, the palms will usually recover from defoliation. The sensitivity of trachycarpus fortunei to defoliation may decrease as the palm becomes older and more established.
Growth Rate: Slow. Windmill is slow growing palm that can reach 10 – 20 ft in height and 5-10 ft wide.
Water Req: Moderate. The Windmill Palm likes moist and well drained soil. Enough moisture in the soil speeds up plant growth and improves the appearance. Although Windmill Palm is very drought tolerant, irregular watering and drought will slow its growth rate dramatically. For the best results, water it weekly for the first year.
Maintenance: Easy. To prevent nutritional deficiency, apply good quality palm fertilizer that has continues release formula twice a year during growing season.