Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in a Minute


January 6, 2021
Windmill Palm

Learn all about the benefits of this small cold hardy palm.

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Now that winter’s here, one plant that doesn’t need protection when cold weather strikes is the windmill palm.

Windmill palm is one of the most cold-hardy palms available. It grows in places as far away as Canada and Scotland, but it’s also a versatile and attractive choice for North and Central Florida gardens.

Sometimes called Chusan palm, windmill palm has evergreen fronds and a narrow, straight trunk that looks like it’s been plastered with burlap.

The palm’s compact shape and slow growth makes it well suited for small yards or tight spaces.

This Florida-Friendly plant will grow best in partial shade, but you can plant it in full sun with proper watering.

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in a Minute is a production of the University of Florida’s Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program, IFAS Extension, and WUFT-FM in cooperation with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

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