Windmill Palm (Trachycarpus fortunei)
The Windmill Palm, botanical name Trachycarpus fortunei, is a very hardy, small to medium sized fan palm noted for its tropical, resort-style looks and calming nature. From China, people in the Southwest can bring a little slice of paradise home thanks to its adaptability. It’s a neat, small scale fan palm that is great for use in small patios, narrow spaces, gardens, entryways, and any place in your landscape where a calming effect is desired. Looks fantastic around swimming pools, where mirror smooth water can reflect the graceful shapes of the Windmill Palm.
A moderate to fast grower, young palms can be grown indoors in a beautiful container, just be sure to place it in a room with bright indirect light. It thrives in full sun or light shade and requires low to moderate water use once established. Its dark green foliage adds a dramatic and somewhat formal look to any environment. Windmill Palms offer year round interest, with their unique and slender trunks and dark green fronds adding a natural, tropical feel to just about any area.
Buy as big as you can to create an instant tropical landscape. Moon Valley Nurseries grows and nurtures the finest quality Windmill Palms on our farms, in our local climate and ready to adorn your landscape with beauty. Create nighttime drama in your landscape and set the “wow” factor on high with nighttime landscape lighting. Light from behind or below or use direct floodlights to silhouette it against light-colored walls. Feel free to speak with a Moon Valley Nurseries pro for placement ideas or take advantage of our free professional design consultation and plan your dream landscape right!
Be sure to plant with Moon Valley Nurseries Super Charged Moon Juice and All Natural Planting Mulch for spectacular results. Better yet, let our professional landscape crew do all the work! You buy it – we can deliver and plant it!
Beautiful resort-style miniature fan palm
Very wide variety of landscape applications
Great for patios and planters