Tree #37: Chinese Windmill Palm

Trachycarpus fortunei (tray-kee-KAR-pus  FOR-too-nee-eye)

  • Native to central China
  • Skinny trunk, thicker at top that bottom from 6 to 12 inches in diameter
  • Grow 40 to 70 ft tall
  • Is a fan-palm and has leaves shaped like a windmill that are 55 to 75 inches long
  • One of the hardiest palms and can survive temperatures as low as 10 °F
  • Has fragrant flower -fruit ¼-½” in summer


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Chinese Windmill Palm photo

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