Top Questions About Palmetto Palm Trees

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Questions About Palmetto Palm Trees

Asked by
Anonymous on
September 1, 2011

Q. How to Kill Palmetto Palm Weeds

We have a few lovely large palmettos; however, we also have little palmettos growing everywhere. We have tried Round-up and gasoline to kill the weeds.

Answered by
Nikki on
September 2, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

They are often resistant to Round-up, and since this is toxic to lawns, your best bet is to dig them out before they become to established. It may also help if you applied a pre-emergent herbicide, for instance "RONSTAR' pellets, to prevent further germination of seeds. It is safe to use in most lawn areas and lasts for about six months. Use the pre-emergent herbicide in mid-February. For additional info, here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/weed-trees.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 12, 2012

Q. Palmetto Palm

Why are my palm leaves turning brown so early? We haven’t had a freeze. The palm has been in ground for 7 months and stands 12′. Is this normal, and will it turn green on the fronds by early spring?

Answered by
Nikki on
September 13, 2012
Certified Expert
A.

If the palm is in-ground, especially newly planted, there may be air pockets in the soil, which are preventing the roots from taking up water. This can be alleviated by flooding the area with water and tamping down the soil around the plant to collapse any air pockets.

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