Chinese Windmill Palm, Windmill Palm
- Broadleaf evergreen tree, a palm, may grow to 30 ft (~9 m) tall, but usually shorter, trunk about 10 cm
in diameter, usually narrowest at the base, clothed in loose, stringy, brown-black fibers from disintegrating leaf sheaths.
Leaves circular, fan-shaped, about 1.25 m across, deeply incised and pleated, with 40-50 segments, ends
drooping; petiole 1 m long, margin sharply serrated to only rough and bumpy. Flowers yellow. Fruits rounded, about
1 cm, black, covered with a white bloom.
- Sun to partial shade. grows in many soils except wet, tolerant to drought, wind and salt.
Small plants can be grown inside in indirect bright light.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 7. Native to northern Burma and central and eastern China.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: east side of Ocean Administration, 26th and Arnold Way.