windmill 1Trachycarpus Fortuneii
The Windmill Palm is native to central China, Burma and northern India. Since it grows in higher altitudes (up to 7,874 ft in the mountains of southern China) it is used to cool, moist summers and cold winters. In our climate, it can take 18º C, provided that it is properly protected in the winter. The erect trunk of the Windmill Palm is covered with dense, brown, hair-like fibers and has three-foot-wide, fan-shaped leaves.  Due to its slow rate of growth, it is often seen at 10 to 20 feet tall but can grow up to 40 feet.