Windmill Palm trees display a compact crown of large, fan-shaped leaves that sit atop a 10-12 foot trunk, giving the tree a windmill-like appearance. They’re pretty tough as palm trees go, hardy to USDA zone 5-10 and capable of surviving temperatures as low as -10 ̊F. They can grow in full sun to shade, and they require an average amount of water. Due to their hardiness and relatively small size, they work great as both indoor and outdoor accents.
The windmill palm prefers full sun to shady areas based on your climate. In cooler areas, full sun may be appropriate, otherwise this palm may prefer partial (possibly full) shade. For watering, the wind mill palm needs well drained, moist soil, otherwise (along with over saturation) root rot can occur. This palm is drought tolerant, however dry soil will stunt growth.
About Our Plants
Our soil is custom blended and contains only the highest quality Canadian peat. We don’t try to cut cost with cheaper mixes. Additionally, all of our plants are grown with 100 to 180 day time release fertilizer so you won’t be running out of it just when the plants arrive. This is not the case with the quick release 30 day fertilizers that many other companies tend to use.
We do approximately 90% of our own liners. Since the cost is relatively inexpensive, we put twice as many liners in each container for many of the varieties. Accordingly, this makes for a much fuller plant.
All of our plants are given more than adequate spacing. For instance, most of the flowering bushes and trellis plants have 4 square feet of spacing. The Boston fern hanging baskets, for example, have 6 square feet. This allows our plants to grow as big and full as possible.