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Q.Can Damaged Sagos Be Saved?

Zone Pensacola, FL | diannecorley added on May 3, 2023 | Answered

We have several sago palms that are several years old. One has been “treed” and is estimated 30 years old. So they have lived thru a lot. Last fall, the fronds started to turn yellow and then brown. We cut one completely back, but it’s new growth came back yellow. Then in December, we had a short very cold spell which probably did additional damage. So I’m wondering systemic or weather or both. One arborist guessed root fungus but not at all convincing. As I said they are in the same location, growing conditions where they have been for years with no problem. Any suggestions for saving them will be greatly appreciated.

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Answered on May 4, 2023

I would, also, agree with the Anthracnose diagnosis. That is what it appears to be. You could be seeing signs of MANGANESE not magnesium) deficiency, alongside that.



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