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Windmill Palm
Size: 20' H x 8'-10' W.
Habit of Growth: Windmill palm has a rather slender single stem that is 8-10 in (20-25 cm) in diameter and is typically a bit narrower at the base than at the top. It has very compact growth behavior.
Light Requirements: Partial shade is best.
Soil Requirements: Windmill palm does best in well drained soils with above average fertility but it will survive in almost anything except perpetually soggy conditions.
Water Requirements: Adequate moisture makes for rapid growth and best appearance but it is amazingly drought tolerant as well (although plants will appear stunted and growth rate dramatically slowed if regular watering is withheld).
Cold Tolerance: USDA Zones 7 - 10. This is a hardy palm and can withstand subfreezing temperatures. In its native habitat, this tough palm is sometimes subjected to a cover of snow and ice.
Landscape Uses: This palm makes a great accent which fits well into small areas like courtyards and entries. It is a tough plant and survives in hot urban landscapes and even thrives there if watered and fed.
Special Attributes: Trunks are usually covered with a loose mat of coarse gray or brown fiber. In older individuals the fiber sloughs away to reveal a smooth ringed surface.
Windmill Palm