Windmill Palm (Trachycarpus fortunei)


Windmill Palm

Trachycarpus fortunei

  • Resort-style smaller sized fan palm
  • One of the best choices for small gardens
  • An incredibly hardy palm with unique black hairy fibers that cover the slender trunk
  • Compact size ideal for smaller garden areas

The Windmill Palm, is a small to medium-sized fan palm with a resort-style look, so we love to plant them in smaller areas such as courtyards, patios, narrow spaces, and sideyards. From China, Trachycarpus fortunei (botanical name), features attractive dark green foliage that complements its unique slender trunk perfectly. It looks great as a standalone specimen, but is also commonly planted in close proximity with each other to create an interesting multi-trunk appearance. This beautifully compact palm is noted for its natural calming nature, so we also love to plant them poolside and in any backyard oasis!

Very cold hardy and drought tolerant once established, the Windmill Palm is a tough and hardy palm that can survive hot urban landscapes as well as many other landscape applications, so it is popular palm tree for both commercial and residential properties. They will thrive in intensely hot or dry locations, have low to moderate water requirements once established, and prefer partial to full sun exposures. And while this moderate to fast growing palm looks amazing growing outdoors, young Windmill Palms can also be grown as an indoor houseplant in a room with indirect light.

Thanks to their compact size, these are an excellent choice in any landscape where space is at a premium, such as tract housing or any property with a smaller yard. Of course, they look fantastic in bigger yards too, especially when mass planted! Feel free to speak with one of our Big Tex Nursery professionals for placement ideas or schedule your free home and business landscape consultation!

At Big Tex Trees, we have the quantity and quality available to fill any sized order! We have Windmill Palms for sale, big or small, we got it! Our professional planting and delivery service will get any size order planted and treated with our specialized Super Palm Juice and Moon Dust Fertilizer, too! Let our team of professionals do all the work and you’ll love the final results!


Beautiful resort-style miniature fan palm

Cold Hardy

Very wide variety of landscape applications

Great for patios and planters