Palm Trees

Palm Trees

rybak89 added on April 20, 2016 | Answered

I have what I believe is a California palm. We are new to this house, in the North Dallas area, which has an occasional freeze. From what the neighbors are telling me, the previous owners would wrap the trunk in the winter with heavy blankets to protect it. Is this necessary/recommended? My other and more pressing question is that the tips of the fronds are turning brown. Could this be attributed to too much water (it's been raining a lot in the last few weeks)? And lastly, should I fertilize and, if so, what do I use?

Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 21, 2016

Too much water can certainly cause yellowing leaves and browning tips.
Pests and disease can also cause leaf damage.
Without some protection most Palms including the California Fan Palm will not survive winter in your area.
You will need to continue to winterize the Palm.

Was this answer useful?
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Palm Trees

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.