Windmill Palm – Transplanting

Q: I have a twelve-foot tall windmill palm and I want to keep it that height. What are your suggestions?

A: Unfortunately, you can’t limit the height of a palm. These trees extend from a growth point at the top, so removing that part of the plant will kill it. If your palm is too large for its spot, consider transplanting it. Unlike broadleafed trees, palms transplant readily if you follow simple guidelines. Details at