Windmill Palm in Southeastern Pennsylvania
by Dave Levan
Updated August 1, 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!