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Q.Will A Pygmy Date Palm Stop Getting New Fronds Even After It Reaches Its Full Height?

Zone 32713 | Anonymous added on March 9, 2021 | Answered

I’ve warned my Gardner several times not to trim the pygmy date palm. He recently trimmed it to 2 o clock + 10 o clock. It is 12 feet and I’m concerned it may be growing too slowly to recover those lost fronds.

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Answered on March 12, 2021

It only needs to be pruned for aged or diseased foliage. They can grow to 20 feet so it should continue growing. Here is more:


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