Too late to plant palms? - Knowledgebase Question

Marble Falls, Te
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Question by jodylester
November 21, 2010
Hi there...

I bought a pindo palm and two sago palms a couple of months ago and have been waiting for a retaining all to be completed before planting them. The wall is done and we're expecting our first freeze Thanksgiving Day. Is it too late to plant them? Should I wait until spring? Thanks.

Jody Lester

Answer from NGA
November 21, 2010
The concern with plants in pots over the winter months is that the roots will be exposed to colder temperatures above ground than they will be when planted in the ground. I'd go ahead and plant the palms in the ground (the earth will provide insulation) and then cover the palms overnight when frost is predicted to avoid damage to the foliage. Best wishes with your landscape!

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