Windmill Palm in Southeastern Pennsylvania

by Dave Levan
Updated August 1, 2005

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July, 2005:

This Trachycarpus fortunei was planted in March 2004 and is recovering well from several nights of -3F last winter. The foliage was excellent until the end of January, then browned after -3, 0 and -3F in succession. It began regrowing from the central bud in April. We are in Southeast PA between Philadelphia and Lancaster, in zone 6.

I purchased the Palm in Savannah, Georgia while on vacation and brought it back on a whim. since June it has gotten fuller. It is a conversation piece when people come over!