Sago Palm Trees
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Frost Bitten Fronds (Sago Palm)

Anonymous added on February 24, 2011 | Answered

I am located in the South where we don't normally receive snow. This year we actually received approximately 5 inches, destroying my Sago Palm. The palms are approximately 5 feet tall but are completely yellow in color. When I look out my window, it looks like a school bus. A local horticulturist stated that the fronds should be cut off completely. Is this true?

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Nikki
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Answered on February 24, 2011

I would wait until spring to cut back the plant. It will help protect the new growth, just in case another freeze occurs. But, you will need to remove only the yellow and brown fronds in the spring. Do not remove green fronds. 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

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