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Questions About Windmill Palms

Asked by
palm13 on
August 13, 2012

Q. Are Palm Trees Tolerant to Juglone?

I have a black walnut and have recently planted some palm trees near it. Specifically, a Windmill palm. I cannot seem to find out if palms are tolerant to the chemical (Juglone), which black walnuts secrete.

Answered by
Nikki on
August 14, 2012
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Unfortunately, I am unable to find any surefire proof that these trees can withstand the toxicity of black walnuts. Therefore, I would not recommend planting it anywhere within close proximity of the tree. You can, however, grow the palm in a container or locate it at least 50 feet or more away from the black walnut. This article will help with tolerant plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/nut-trees/black-walnut/black-walnut-compatible-plants.htm

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Asked by
jeffdoss on
September 8, 2012

Q. white lint like substance on windmill palms leaves

I bought some windmill palms recently and I put them in large pots for their first year before I transplant them to my yard, in CT. I started noticing a white lint-like substance on the leaves (fronds). When I wipe the lint off the leaves, there is a yellow spot on the leaves where the white was. I heard that they could be mealy bugs. I don’t see anything living on the plant, just the white stuff. The dots are very small right now.

I heard that the mealy bugs can be eradicated by spraying a mixture of alcohol and water with a tiny bit of dish soap on the leaves. Does anyone know about this plant disease and cure?

Asked by
Anonymous on
October 22, 2012

Q. Windmill Palm

How do I go about covering windmill palm for winter in New Jersey? It is an 8 footer planted in 48 by 48 foot wooden box.

Answered by
Nikki on
October 22, 2012
Certified Expert
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These trees are actually pretty hardy and can take cold fairly well. For extreme winter weather conditions, you may need to cover it. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/protect-plants-in-freeze.htm

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Asked by
tikibill on
April 18, 2015

Q. Can I cultivate windmill palms from the flower pods?

I have 6 large windmill palms that have flower pods on them. Can I cultivate from them?

Answered by
shelley on
April 18, 2015
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This link should help you:
http://www.gardenpalms.com/EN/Articles/germinating.aspx
For more information on windmill palms, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/windmill-palm/growing-windmill-palms.htm

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Asked by
aryan on
August 28, 2015

Q. windmill palm in a large pot outside

Our windmill palm is in a large pot outside. We want to plant it in the ground. We live in North Vancouver, B.C. and the palm would be in a west-facing location. It’s been in the large pot for five years and doesn’t seem to be growing much at all. It also has three stiff brown stems. I’ve trimmed the leaves which looked burnt.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 30, 2015
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Your growing zone is 7b, the Windmill Palm is hardy in zones 8a thru 11.

By the growing zones you are to cold, and remember these are guidelines. Weather trends and other conditions need to be considered.
I think I would repot and refresh the soil. This Palm generally is a slow growing variety.

Here is a link to refresh you on the growing conditions and care needed.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/windmill-palm/growing-windmill-palms.htm

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Asked by
Siren1990 on
April 10, 2016

Q. Windmill Palm

How can you tell which are male from female flowers since they’re both yellow colored?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 11, 2016
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Male trees will produce yellow flowers in a branching form.
These will not produce fruit.
A female tree has flowers that are more of a green color then yellow.
These will produce fruit.

Occasionally a tree will produce both male and female flowers.
The flowers will be more like the male flowers, but larger. These will produce fruit.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/windmill-palm/growing-windmill-palms.htm

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Asked by
mkentb on
June 14, 2016

Q. windmill palms

I have 4 Windmill palms (sizes 6 ft. and 9 ft. tall) planted around my home this spring. I live in Louisville, KY (in part of Louisville metro- Zip Code: 40205). What is the best way to winterize my Windmill Palms? I plan on doing this in early to mid December.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 16, 2016
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