Chinese / Chusan Windmill Palms

General Info RHS AGM
Shade Full Sun, Partial Shade
Area Coastal Areas, Scotland & The North
Soil Good, Well Drained, Acidic, Alkaline/Chalky, Poor/Dry
Colour Yellow/Gold
Type Evergreen, Pot Grown, Screening
Ornamental Foliage

Trachycarpus fortunei

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SIZES 1-2 3+
4 Litre Pot Stock = 17 £36.96Stock = 17 £32.94
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Trachycarpus fortunei: Pot-Grown Chinese / Chusan Windmill Palm Trees

This hardy evergreen palm with its hairy trunk produces large panicles of exotic, light mustard-yellow flowers when mature.

In the British climate, mature plants might reach 4-5 metres after several decades.

Browse all of our shrubs, ferns & palms.

Delivery season: Palms are delivered in pots year round, when in stock.


  • Evergreen leaves.
  • Large light yellow flowers
  • Suitable for large containers.
  • Hardiness H5
  • Low maintenance
  • Max. Height: 3-4m
  • Pot-Grown Delivery Only: Year Round
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

Growing Chinese Windmill Palm

This drought tolerant, hardy tree will grow on the coast, but strong, cold winds tatter the foliage, so a sheltered site is recommended to maintain its appearance.
In exposed Northern locations, it is common to wrap it up in horticultural fleece for the winter to protect the leaves.

Any well drained soil in sun or partial shade.

Did You Know?

One of the first specimens grown by Kew, planted around 1836, died within a few decades because they grew it in the tropical house, but the one they planted outdoors in 1849 is still there.

It was widely cultivated in Eastern Asia for fibre.

  • Small Box

    Small boxes

    (Orders containing seedlings or rooted cuttings)


    including VAT per order

  • Small box

    (All barerooted plants under 1.2 metres in height. Please note: all trees are charged at the trees and hedging rate.)


    including VAT per order

  • Medium box

    (Any pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)


    including VAT per order

  • Trees & Hedging

    (For all orders of trees of any size, and all bareroot plants 1.2 metres and over in height)


    including VAT per order

  • Pallets

    (For all orders of root balls,
    and large orders, a pallet
    price will be automatically
    applied at checkout)


    including VAT per order

*Delivery to mainland Britain & the Isle of Wight ONLY. Surcharges to the Isle of Wight and some areas of Scotland apply.

Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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