Palm Trees - Knowledgebase Question

Columbia, SC
Question by dlphnlvr4
August 27, 2006
I have several kinds of palm trees (i.e majesty, and chinese fan palm).

What would make the newer fronds open just as they come from the

Answer from NGA
August 27, 2006


Cold damage can cause stunted fronds. It usually takes about 3 months for cold damage to show up so I think your palms experienced a cold snap in late spring or early summer. There's not much you can do about the short fronds. As long as the plants are healthy they will develop new fronds and these should be of normal size.

Best wishes with your palms.

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