Sago plam tree - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Hsingchi Lee
arcadia, Ca
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Question by hsingchilee
July 28, 2010
I have several Sago plam trees in my front yard. However, one of them is growing fast and shooting out branches almost every month. How do I trim it to keep it in the shape close to others but not hurting it? Why this one is growing so fast?

Answer from NGA
July 28, 2010
Although you can trim the tips of the leaves to make them appear to be the same size as the leaves on your other sago palms, they won't have the pointed ends and might look odd. Sagos are relatively slow growing but if the one that's growing oddly got an extra dose of fertilizer, that would explain the excessive growth that's mis-shapen. If it just really doesn't fit in with the rest of the group of Sagos, you might want to move the faster growing one and replace it with a sago that is more in line with the size and shape of your existing sago palms.

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