Windmill Palm

(Trachycarpus Fortunei)

The Windmill Palm is a fast-growing palm that does well in cold weather making it a great palm for the Upstate of South Carolina (although it can thrive in the Lowcountry too).

Windmill Palm (Trachycarpus fortunei)

Other names: Chinese Windmill Palm, Chusan Palm

  • Best suited for Upstate SC
  • Cold Hardy to 0F
  • Fast
  • Normally 25 ft.
  • Likes shade/partial shade
  • Needs water twice a month

About the Windmill Palm:

The Windmill Palm Tree, also known as the Chinese Windmill Palm or the Chusan Palm, is the most cold hardy of the trunked palm tree varieties.

The tree has a thin trunk covered with hair like fibers. It usually grows to about 25 feet in most areas but has been known to grow to 40 feet. 

It is very fast growing for a palm and can stand temperatures down to 0° F. 

The Windmill Palm is an attractive palm used as a specimen or in a grouping. It prefers adequate water in full sun. In some hotter climates would enjoy afternoon shade although it is not required. Thrives well in upstate South Carolina.

We recommend the Windmill Palm Tree for the both Upstate and Coastal regions of South Carolina

Caring for your Windmill Palm

We’ll be adding detailed information for taking care of your Windmill Palm. For now, though check out our general tips for palm tree care.

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