Sago Palm Trees

Sago Palm Already 5′ Tall; Can It Be Cut Back?

ken added on February 5, 2011 | Answered

I have a sago palm about 15 years old. It is too tall. Can it survive if it is cut down?

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Answered on February 5, 2011

Sago palms do not respond well to pruning and can be killed by pruning.

There is no easy way to reduce the size of this plant, but if you cut back on water and fertilizer, this will help to keep it from growing larger.

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