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.
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
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?
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.
Palmetto tree green healthy looking fronds are failing about a foot from the tree. Otherwise, the fronds look very healthy. I live in southeastern NC, a few miles from the ocean. I do not know the variety of the tree but it is about 5' tall, plus the fronds. It has very nice new growth developing from the center. The tree almost died three years ago following a severe and lengthy freeze. Since then, and it took almost a year, it has recovered very nicely. The frond issue first started about two months ago with one. Now I have found two more fronds failing. Any advice would be appreciated.
Has irrigation lessened or temperatures increased? They may just need more water. They look healthy and not browning.
My experience - they grew up around stumps of palmetto palms in Central Fl.
Unfortunately, there were no photos attached, and we don't know the plant you're referring to.
Please send us a new email with a little more info so we can try to help. Here's a general article about palmettos:
The cabbage palm is potted and it fell in high winds that's how It lost the top fonts
If it lost the growing tip, they likely will not grow back.
See the 2 pictures attached. We live 30 minutes southwest of Charlotte, but in SC. Both at planted close to our house. Please send an email response but you can also post on your site.
This looks a lot like palmetto scale, or Comstockiella sabalis Comstock. This immobile insect will do some damage, but is easily controlled. The use of a parasitoid will be all that it takes. This species is Coccobius donatellae.
This article will help you with the care of your plant once you get this under control: