Windmill Palm Plant. Keep in mind that windmill palms can have a spread of up to 10 feet in width. Native to central and eastern china, this palm is considered hardy, although its growing conditions and care affect its health, which then affects its growth rate.
Windmill is a compact palm, frequently used as a foundation plant in landscape beds and around houses where it can shade an entry. The compact size of windmill palms ( trachycarpus fortunei , u.s. The trunk of the windmill is covered by a fibrous mat of hair that falls off slowly as the palm matures.