Sago Palm Trees

Frozen Limbs of Sagos


Anonymous added on March 11, 2011 | Answered

My sagos were damaged during the cold winter here in Pensacola, FL. Lots of the limbs are brown now. How do I prune these plants safely?


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Nikki
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Answered on March 14, 2011

You will need to remove the yellow and brown fronds this spring but only those as they will not come back. 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

It is hard to say how well they will grow back. Sago palms do not deal well with lost fronds, but they have been known to recover fine.

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