Sago Palm Trees
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My Sago Palms have gotten sunburned from the 118 degree weather in So California. What should I prune on them.

Zone 92557 | Anonymous added on August 25, 2019 | Answered

We have had such hot weather this summer in Los Angeles, CA area that my Sago Palms have sunburned. I don't know what I should prune if any thing off them and should I fertilize them. I need some advise.

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on August 27, 2019

If you haven't been fertilizing, you can add a general, slow-release fertilizer. As for pruning, unless the sunburned leaves are dead, I wouldn't cut them out. They don't look dead in the photo, only yellow. See the article below about pruning.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/sago-palm/prune-sago-palm.htm

https://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/pdf/8039.pdf

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