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Trachycarpus fortunei Tennessee Form

Hardy Windmill Palm

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Item #: 7243

Zones: 7b to 9b, at least

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 360" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

Thanks to palm collector Will Taylor of Athens, Tennessee, for sharing seed of a Trachycarpus fortunei that has been growing and fruiting for years at his home in Zone 7a, between Knoxville and Chattanooga, Tennessee. We're always on the lookout for hardy selections of windmill palms, and we are excited to add another to our list. Will originally purchased these from a local nursery in 1996, and they have endured -2 degrees F, unprotected in the ground. When planted in plenty of sun, Trachycarpus fortunei is very fast growing, but be sure to protect it in colder zones for the first couple of winters.