I have a windmill palm about 10 years old. It is leaning away from the house at about a 35 degree angle and is about 12' tall. Do I need to support it? I am afraid it might fall over. Thanks, Bud
This would not be a normal condition for your palm.
You should have a qualified Palm Arborist examine its root structure.
Is there a specific type of fertilizer for Windmill Palms? If there is, how is it applied and how often should it be applied to a mature tree?
Most all purpose fertilizers will be ok. These should be fertilized twice a year. Here is an article for more information on their care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/windmill-palm/growing-windmill-palms.htm
I live in Missouri(Jefferson county)which is in zone 6. I have a waggie palm which I kept inside for the first year then planted it outside last spring. We have had some unusually cold temperatures this year, around teens and 20"s with wind chills no more than -8. My waggie palm looks likke it is dead. I mulched it heavily in the fall but I was under the impression that it was cold hardy. It doesn't look good. Do you think it will be ok in the spring? We are not suppose to get anymore frigid weather but what do the weather men really know right? What can I do to save my palm? It is about 2.5ft tall.
The only thing you can really do now, is let it recover. The problem is that it is hard to know if it stayed cold enough to effect the roots. These plants can only survive down to 13 degrees, and not for very long. so during these times, it is best to cover it with burlap until the temperatures let up some.
Just care for it as you would normally. and it has a chance of putting out new growth when it warms up some.
Here is an article for the care of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/rhododendron/rhododendron-care.htm
Should lower branches of windmill palms be cut off?
The old, and dead fronds can be cut off, but it is not totally necessary. This article will give you more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/windmill-palm/growing-waggie-palms.htm
Planted Windmill palm this summer. Not familiar with palms. does it require any additional nutrition for growth.
As long as the soil is, generally, fertile in your area then there will be no need to fertilize. If you noticelack of growth for long periods, or yellowing and browning of leaves then you can add a palm fertilizer. Otherwise the care is minimal. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/windmill-palm/growing-windmill-palms.htm
I’m not really a gardener but I’ll try my best to explain! Half the leaves on my windmill palm are breaking in the middle and the whole leaf is turning yellow and dying. The lower down leaves are the worst but the new high leaves are now browning at the tips and some are breaking too. It flowered about 4 weeks ago with little yellow seed and around the same time we re sowed the lawn so have been doing a lot of watering. Could you advise what I need to do to save the tree? Thanks
Your watering habits, as of late, will be the culprit.
This has gone fungal. There will be a few things that you can try here, though. The first will be a LARGE HANDFUL of DOLOMITIC LIME and a TABLESPOON of WETTABLE SULFUR per plant can help the infection.
The next options will be fungicide sprays. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-fungicides-in-garden.htm
This article will help you to care for these palms: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/windmill-palm/growing-windmill-palms.htm
My windmill palm fronds are bending/wilting mid-leaf, not at the stem. These palms have been in the ground for only about 7 months. Any advise appreciated!
For 2 to 3 weeks after you've planted your palm, keep it well watered. Wrapping a soaker hose around the root area will keep it moist while saving water. Add enough water to ensure moisture is penetrating a foot and a half of the soil. After the plant becomes established, you can cut back soak-watering your palm to about 15 minutes twice a month. Cut back on watering during the winter months.
Palms have nutritional needs that other trees may not. They depend on ample supplies of magnesium, iron and manganese to keep fronds from yellowing or curling.