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Questions About Foxtail Palm Trees

Asked by
Anonymous on
January 16, 2011

Q. Foxtail Palm Trees After Freeze

We have four foxtail palms trees that are 12 feet high. They were planted two weeks before the freeze and now all the fronds, including new shoots, are brown. We’ve watered them all twice daily since planting, even through the freeze. Is there any way to tell if they will survive and should we fertilize 30 days after planting (which we were told by nursery)?

Answered by
Nikki on
January 17, 2011
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I am sorry to hear about your plants. This article may help you with getting them to recover: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/tips-for-saving-cold-damaged-plants.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 21, 2011

Q. Fox Tail Palm

My fox tail palm looks dry and the stem looks as if the sun dried it up because it shrunk and shriveled up. Is it dead?

Answered by
Nikki on
June 22, 2011
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Asked by
jaron on
February 20, 2012

Q. Foxtail Palm

I planted a foxtail palm last October. It was doing fine but the last new growth has not opened and it has been three months since these new fronds have appeared. Should I snip the ends of these?

Answered by
Heather on
February 27, 2012
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I would give it through spring before cutting anything off. There are several reasons that this could be happening and weather is a big factor in that. If by spring they have not unfloded correctly, then go ahead and trim off a bit.

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Asked by
Minder on
March 10, 2012

Q. Foxtail Palms

How big does the base on Foxtail palms get? We have planted a row of them, now nearly 3 years old, and they are starting to push a wooden barrier along a garden bed (The wooden barrier is held by cemented-in posts along the way. It’s the wooden section in between they are pushing out. ). Do we need to get them out, or will they start growing the other way?

Answered by
Nikki on
March 12, 2012
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Mature trees (approx. 12 yrs.) typically reach a base (or trunk) diameter of about 18-24 inches. Yours are still rather young so this shouldn't be an issue, though they could have been planted too close to the barrier. If this is the case, you can transplant them accordingly. You should also take into account the spread of its leaves, which will be about 15-20 ft. Make sure to get as much of the root system as possible when moving.

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Asked by
janette on
April 22, 2012

Q. foxtail palm looks like a rooster tail

One year old, over pruned. The heart opened green but it’s turning greenish yellow. What can I do to help it along? Thanks for your help. janette

Answered by
Heather on
April 29, 2012
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If it was over pruned, there may not be much you can do for it beyond giving it good TLC and hope for the best. Over pruning a plant can send it into shock and that sounds like what may be happening here.

Make sure it is getting enough water and you mat want to try a dose of sugar water to give it a boost (but only do it once as too much will kill it). Fertilize it with a balanced fertilizer.

As a precaution, treat the plant with a fungicide, just to be on teh safe side.

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Asked by
Doug on
July 1, 2012

Q. Should we replant a foxtail palm?

The foxtail palm we planted about a year ago had grown to about 12 feet before being blown over in a severe storm a few days ago. The tree broke at the root ball with very few of the tubular roots still attached to the bulb at the base of the tree. Will it rejuenate if replanted? Thank you!

Answered by
Heather on
July 7, 2012
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It may, but it is more likely it will not. That kind of damage will be difficult for the plant to overcome and it may be easier to start over with a new tree.

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Asked by
thilak on
October 3, 2012

Q. What Are the Chemicals to Control Red Weevil of Foxtail Palm

What are the chemicals to control red weevil of foxtail palm?

Answered by
Nikki on
October 3, 2012
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They are easily controlled with a variety of products, such as Neem oil. This repellent is toxic to the weevil. Also, permethrin (Eight) or carbaryl (Sevin) will work. Rotenone is an effective botanical pesticide.

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