Common Names: Windmill Palm, Chinese Windmill Palm, Chusan Palm
Botanical Name: Trachycarpus fortunei
Plant Family: Arecaceae
Life Cycle: Palm
Hardiness Zone: USDA zones 7b-11
Habit: Grows 40-70 feet tall x 8-10 feet.
Sun/Soil: Sun to partial shade
Germination/Sowing: These are fairly straightforward to sow and grow. (Instructions will be sent with seeds.)
Growing/Care: Windmill palms are one of the hardiest palms.
Harvesting: Leaf sheath fiber can be used to make ropes, and course cloth.
Culinary Uses: N/A
Medicinal Uses: N/A
Themes/Designs: Mediterranean, Ecological, Low water, Tropical
(Seeds and photos courtesy of the talented retired horticulturist Lance Wright. He blogs at Garden Riots.)