The Windmill Fan Palm is beautiful, cold hardy and drought resistant . The Windmill Fan Plm is ideal for commercial or residential landscapes. With multiple trunks and triangular fan shaped leaves, that range from green, blue-green to gray green the Windmill Fan Palm is often used as a single focus point with a tropical feeling. When planted together, the European Fan Palm makes a great barrier and creates a private tropical environment.
The Windmill Palm grows up to 15 feet in overall height and is gaining popularity as a replacement to the less cold hardy Pigmy Date Palm or Roebelini. The European Fan Palm is a cold hardy palm and can survive to temperatures in the low teens overnight.
Windmill Palms are not just "Cold Hardy Palm Trees" they are extremely versatile in landscapes. Used as a show palm, potted palms or in landscapes as an accent to larger palm trees the European Fan Palm is ideal for a wide range of landscaping designs.
Above - Mature Windmill Palm Tree.
The Windmill Fan Palm is ideal as a replacemant for the less cold hardy Pigmy Date Palm or Roebelennii.
(Trachycarpus fortunei) - cold hardy, are cold hardy to 5 degrees F (lower depending on the age and growth of the cold hardy palm tree). Windmill Palms are one of the most cold hardy palm trees available.
Typical Height: 10', up to 40'
Hardiness Zone: 9-11
Growth Rate: Slow
Origin: Mediterranean region
Salt Tolerance: high
Drought Tolerence: high
Soil Requirements: Widely adaptable
Light Requirements: Moderate, High
Nutritional Requirements: Moderate
Propagation: Seed, germinating in 2-3 months.
Human Hazards: spiny
Major pest Problems: Scales, palm aphid, ambrosiaMajor Disease or Physiological Problems: Possassium deficiency, ganoderma, fungal leaf spots.
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