Palm Trees
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pygmy palms

Zone Port Charlotte Florida 33953 | phoenixx2012 added on June 21, 2016 | Answered

I have a pygmy palm tree in the front of my house. It is a beautiful specimen; however, it is beginning to grow "Leggy" or taller than I anticipated. Is there a way I can curtail or discourage the palm from growing taller? Can I prune the top to force it to grow outwards instead of upwards?

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    Downtoearthdigs
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    Answered on June 23, 2016

    Pruning should be limited to removing yellowing, diseased or damaged fronds. Over pruning can lead to the decline or death of the palm.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/date/date-palm-tree-care.htm

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