planting & fertilizing queen palms - Knowledgebase Question

Houma, LA (Zone 9A)
Avatar for jds02
Question by jds02
March 9, 2007
when planting queen palms should I fertilize the hole if so how much & what kind should I use

Answer from NGA
March 9, 2007

I apologize for this delayed reply to your gardening question and hope it is still helpful to you.

Palms usually need a fertilizer with a 3 1 3 or 3 1 2 ration of nutrients plus magnesium. There are products sold as "palm fertilizer" on the market that match these specifications.

Newly planted trees should not be fertilized for at least 3 months after planting. For established trees, you can fertilize lightly 4 times a year, spreading a cup of fertilizer throughout a large circle extending about 5-8 feet outward in all directions for the first year.

Thanks for the question. Best wishes for a wonderful gardening year in 2007. Please stop in again soon!

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Rowyts and is called "Good Morning Grandpa Ott"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.