Windmill Palm is small, slow-growing and tolerant of both heat and cold. Fan-shaped leaves are displayed in a windmill-like fashion in a compact, regular head. The slender, upright trunk tapers inversely from top to bottom. Stubs of old fronds protrude from a shaggy covering of hairy, black fibers. This semi-dwarf compact species is effective for tropical plantings, atriums and containers. It makes artistic pairs for an entryway, along a narrow walk or drive.
Climate Zone: 4, 5
Foliage: Evergreen Climate Zone: 4, 5
Light Exposure: Part shade to full sun
Water Use: Medium to high
Growth Rate: Slow
Trunk Width: 1'
Cultural Requirements: Responds well to regular irrigation and fertilizer. Appearance is best when grown in the shelter of taller trees or on the east side of structures where the tree is shaded from afternoon sun. Occasional pruning is necessary for a neat appearance.
Problems: Fronds may become tattered in high winds and tip-burn with reflected sun and heat.