Bringing the tropics up north!
If you see a large palm tree in the Skagit Valley, it is most likely a Trachycarpus fortunei or Chinese Windmill palm tree. A hardy evergreen species from the Arecaceae family, it is native to parts of China and regarded as drought tolerant, cold hardy, and disease-resistant. The best part? It can survive freezing temperatures as low as 10 degrees Fahrenheit!
Hand tagged for us by a partnering grower, this California shipment includes various palms that do well in the Pacific Northwest and is the first of its scale to arrive at the Nursery. It was certainly exciting to see the truck driver unveil its cargo and watch the teamwork it took to unload it all.
Windmill palm trees will do well when planted in the ground or a container – a colossal container – with consistent watering for the first couple of years (due to their roots being shaved). Loading one from our end is not a problem. Bring a big truck and arrange for proper off-loading to your destination beforehand. Prices range from $998.00 to $1498.00.