Sago Palm Trees

Cut Back Sago Palms?


mikeyd added on February 20, 2014 | Answered

My sago palms are all brown and lifeless due to winter freeze. Should I cut them back to the base of the plant?


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Nikki
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Answered on February 21, 2014

You will need to remove the brown fronds or parts of fronds this spring but only those, as they will not come back. Do not remove green parts of fronds. Also, do not cut the plant to the base, as these plants usually don't take that well to harsh pruning. These articles will help you as well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/tips-for-saving-cold-damaged-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/sago-palm/prune-sago-palm.htm

This article will help with wintering your sago in the future: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/sago-palm/sago-winter-care.htm

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