Royal palm fronds break - Knowledgebase Question

Punta Gorda, Fl
Question by punta339
April 4, 2009
My royal Palms (about 30 feet tall) have fronds break off rather than shed. Then they hand for weeks before dropping. Why are they not shedding?

Answer from NGA
April 4, 2009


I suspect they are being broken by wind and they won't fall off until the base of the frond dies and loses its grip. I don't think there's much you can do except remove them as they hang there.

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