Palm Trees
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Transplanting Palm Trees

Anonymous added on April 2, 2014 | Answered

I have transplanted 4 palm trees. They are about 4 ft. tall. I live in the Palm Springs, CA area. The trees looked fine for about a week or so. They all look like they are dead or dying now. I have watered them extensivley since transplanting them. What can I do to help them survive? I also wanted to know about citrus trees. I have purchased 5 trees and transplanted one tree. They seem to be doing okay, but I was wondering if I should be fertilizing (and what type) them now.

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Nikki
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Answered on April 2, 2014

It sounds like the palm tree may be in transplant shock. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/learn-how-to-avoid-and-repair-transplant-shock-in-plants.htm As for the citrus, since they are newly transplanted, I would recommend using a fertilizer that is higher in phosphorous. This will help them grow strong roots and get established better. Fertilize at half strength though, so that the fertilizer does not burn the roots while they are adjusting.

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