Can be grown indoor as potted plants. Sensitive to wind that tears the leaves. In the hot southwest deserts, it does better with afternoon shade.
Windmill Palm, Chusan PalmScientific Name: Trachycarpus fortunei (Hook.) H. L. Wendl.
Size: To 50 feet tall (15 m). To 8 feet in diameter.
Min. Temperature: 12°F (-11°C)
Water Requirements: Regular water.
Sun Requirements: Full sun to light shade.
Germination: Easy within 3 to 6 weeks
3 to 4 feet across.
Trunk: Blackish brown, covered with old petiole bases and matted fiber,
Trunk thicker at the top than at the bottom..
Flower stalk coming from among the lower leaves.
Fruit: 0.5 to 0.75 inch long (1.2 to 2 cm).
Seed: Kidney shaped.
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