Trachycarpus fortunei

Also known as:

  • Chamaerops excelsa
  • Chusan Palm
  • Windmill Palm
  • Chinese Windmill Palm
  • Chinese Fan Palm
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Plant Type

tree, palm / cycad

Zones

7a-11

Size

H:15'-35'
W:6'-12'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

adaptable, well-drained, rich

Water Needs:

high, regular

Special Situation:

verticillium wilt resistant

Sun Exposure:

sun, mostly sun, mostly shade

Features

Flower Color:

yellow

Fruit:

blue

Flower Season:

summer

Foliage Season:

evergreen

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Portland, Oregon

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Mediterranean climate, southern hemisphere, hardy tropical plants, and more.

Whitman Farms

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Salem, Oregon

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Monmouth, Oregon

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Springfield, Oregon

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Sequim, Washington

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Far Reaches Farm

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Port Townsend, Washington

360-385-5114

Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.

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3380 No. 6 Road Richmond, British Columbia

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Brantley Palms

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7300 US Highway 19 South Perry, Florida

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Cistus Nursery

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Portland, Oregon

503-621-2233

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Mediterranean climate, southern hemisphere, hardy tropical plants, and more.

Xera Plants

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1114 SE Clay St. Portland, Oregon

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503-612-9950

Garden World

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10506 Broadacres Road Hubbard, Oregon

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503-982-2380

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Oregon Palm Nursery

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10789 Crosby Rd. NE Woodburn, Oregon

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503-201-7347

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Whitman Farms

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Salem, Oregon

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Dancing Oaks Nursery

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Monmouth, Oregon

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Daryll's Nursery

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15770 W Ellendale Road Dallas, Oregon

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(503) 623-0251

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Lael's Moon Garden

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Rochester, Washington

360-273-9567

Gossler Farms

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Springfield, Oregon

541-746-3922

Thompson's Nursery

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Waldport, Oregon

541-563-3676

The Desert Northwest

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Sequim, Washington

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Far Reaches Farm

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Port Townsend, Washington

360-385-5114

Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.

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3380 No. 6 Road Richmond, British Columbia

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Xera Plants

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1114 SE Clay St. Portland, Oregon

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503-612-9950

Oregon Palm Nursery

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10789 Crosby Rd. NE Woodburn, Oregon

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503-201-7347

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Whitman Farms

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Salem, Oregon

503-585-8728

Brantley Palms

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7300 US Highway 19 South Perry, Florida

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850-843-0637

East Lake Nursery

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Kissimmee, Florida

407-288-4072

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Description by: Gossler Farms

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Springfield, Oregon

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The windmill palm is one of the hardiest palms we can grow. The parent plant went through -12° F. and 0° F. two times. A superb palm from China to give that tropical touch we saw in Tom Hobbs glorious garden in Vancouver, BC, where he has used several palms to frame the house and view. Also, makes a fine container specimen.

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Port Townsend, Washington

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Description by: Garden World

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Hubbard, Oregon

503-982-2380

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This is one of the most cold hardy palms. The slender trunk is covered with a loose mat of of coarse gray or brown fiber. Three foot leaves are held on three foot stems in a symmetrical crown. Growth Rate medium

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Description by: Brantley Palms

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Perry, Florida

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Windmill Palm (Trachycarpus fortunei) is also known as the Chusan palm or Chinese windmill palm, is native to China, Burma, and northern India in the higher altitudes. This makes this palm one of the most "cold hardy" palms on Earth and has the ability to stand the cold in up to USDA Hardiness Zone 7. These palms are easily identified by the fibrous material on their trunks and single, smaller diameter trunks. These palms can be easily mixed into your landscape as a cornerpiece specimen or around the pool without taking up much space.

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Description by: Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.

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Richmond, British Columbia

604-270-4133

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Windmill palm is one of the hardiest palms available. It is the species that you see gracing English Bay and gardens throughout the Lower Mainland. The City of Whiterock has even planted it as a street tree! Windmill palms will grow at least a foot a year once established -- in seven years our once tiny palms have grown to 10-12'. Pick up your palm today and do your part in creating the Canadian Riviera!

Description by: Oregon Palm Nursery

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Woodburn, Oregon

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The Chinese Windmill palm is one of the most cold hardy palms available. It is beautifully compact and grows to heights of 20-40 ft. This is a cold hardy palm and can withstand subfreezing temperatures of 5 °F or less. In its native habitat (Himalayan Mtns. of China) this tough palm is sometimes subjected to a cover of snow and ice.

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Portland, Oregon

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Windmill Palm has long, long been grown in our region as one of the very best adapted palms. It takes cool conditions and established trees have taken temperatures as low as -10?F and survived. However, young plants may be tender below 12?F- so it is important to make sure that they are well established before they go into their first winter. Slow to moderate growing in youth they speed up at about 8' in the ground. Leaving fronds on will give them more energy to grow faster. Old fronds may be trimmed off in early spring. To 20' tall in time in well drained soil with regular summer water to speed growth. Adaptable to part shade. Tropical in appearance it is actually best suited to woodland conditions where it grows natively with Rhododendrons and magnolias. Just because you think it looks tropical does not mean that it is. Stereotypes can suck for a reason. In containers they require regular irrigation and fertilizer or they will turn yellow. Ours are raised from seed of a tree that grows in Portland. Wider then it appears in youth to 10' when happy.

Description by: Lael's Moon Garden

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Rochester, Washington

360-273-9567

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Fan shaped leaves 3 to 4 feet across, evergreen, protect from wind, good in containers Zones 7-9.

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Salem, Oregon

503-585-8728

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My website is totally acting up and not letting me add pictures and this is such a great plant I will send you to a website with info and pics. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trachycarpus_fortunei

Description by: Greer Gardens Inc.

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Eugene, Oregon

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Forming near circles measuring about 3' across and on stalks as long, this palm attains a height of 12-30' depending on cultivation. It is undemanding, but with water and feeding will exhibit moderately fast growth. The thick, dark trunk has a coarse, hairy texture. In May or June, long, dense clusters of small yellow flowers appear. Grows well as an indoor plant in cold areas, as it adapts well to container cultivation.

Description by: Cistus Nursery

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Portland, Oregon

503-621-2233

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Hardiest and best palm for Portland. Medium growing to 20 ft or more. Best in full sun with ample moisture. Site out of wind to prevent tattering of leaves. Frost hardy to anything Portland can give it, easy in USDA zone 8; zone 7 and upper 6 with protection.

Description by: Far Reaches Farm

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Port Townsend, Washington

360-385-5114

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Chinese Windmill Palm. Yeah, this is the hardy one. Very tough and nearly foolproof in the garden. Slow growth of inches per year to 20' or more but probably not in your lifetime. Just like the ones we planted next to the Haller Fountain. The easiest exotic you'll ever have.

Description by: The Desert Northwest

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Sequim, Washington

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Yes it is the good old windmill palm, possibly the worldwide most popular cold-hardy palm with a trunk. It will thrive in most any temperate climate where temperatures seldom fall below 5 °F and where it can get adequate moisture. I like to grow it in shade, where the fans will grow very large and assume an elegant arching habit. Seed from Las Cruces, NM. DS or CS.

Description by: Dancing Oaks Nursery

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Monmouth, Oregon

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One of the hardiest palms growing up over 15' tall with a spread of 6-8'. on a coarse fibrous trunk. Tropical looking but hardy.

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