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Is my palm tree dying? Any advice on what could be wrong? The leafs are turning yellow and some brown.

 

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Looks pretty good from that photo. The browning might be some cold damage. How cold did you get? Did you protect the palm? Use supplemental heat? The yellowing might indicate it needs some good time-release fertilizer with micro nutrients. Do you fertilize? If not, do so when the weather and the ground warm up. Fertilizing in winter/cold weather can cause more trouble than good.

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Thanks for reply. I'm new to palm trees and this is actually my first one. It got pretty cold here over the winter but only to about -2C. I haven't fed yet as I didn't think you were meant to in winter as you say. Hopefully your right and it juat needs a good feed. Would you reccomended leaving or pruning the dying/yellow leafs?

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Palm looks fine to me.  The hose, on the other hand, will explode eventually.  I've had no luck with those expanding hoses.

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Yeah the hose isn't great I must admit lol. Just useful for washing car as it reaches round front of house.

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Looks good to me, It's just settling in. Looks like a new garden good luck with it.  What part of the UK are you.:greenthumb:

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Yeah garden is brand new. Just figuring out where everything is going to go. Will be turfing the lawn shortly. A friend offered me the palm from his garden he didn't want anynore as he was moving away.

Here is another angel. From what everyone has said so far I'm hoping just needs to settle in and have a good feed.

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Looks ok. Do not cut off anything that isnt completely brown and dry

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29 minutes ago, TexasColdHardyPalms said:

Looks ok. Do not cut off anything that isnt completely brown and dry

Leave the leaves!  Brown leaf tips could mean it needs some water.

Curious to know, how deep did you plant it?

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The root ball was about 17inches in height and probably about 22ish in width. The hole I dug was probably another 4 to 5 inch deeper and wider. Also when I planted it I put about 1 inch of trunk under the soil. Should I of done that or was it a mistake?

 

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I would fertilise and foliar feed also right now. 

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21 hours ago, Skyline said:

The root ball was about 17inches in height and probably about 22ish in width. The hole I dug was probably another 4 to 5 inch deeper and wider. Also when I planted it I put about 1 inch of trunk under the soil. Should I of done that or was it a mistake?

 

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I would advise against burying the trunk. 1 inch isn't terrible but I would excavate that inch.  Make the ground level, ground level. 

 

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6 hours ago, Jamesasb said:

I would fertilise and foliar feed also right now. 

If the palm has been in the ground and rooted in for at least 3 months, this is a good idea.  If it is a recent plant out, hold off on any fertilization. 

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13 hours ago, Hammer said:

If the palm has been in the ground and rooted in for at least 3 months, this is a good idea.  If it is a recent plant out, hold off on any fertilization. 

Why would you not fertilise if it is recent? mine do better to be fertilised heavily when they are newly planted. if not they go yellow in the first winter and dont grow much

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Looks very healthy to me. Brown tips and such can come from harder winters and high drying winds.  Follow the advice here and you should be golden.  I def would only plant it LEVEL with the ground where it was before.  You probably want to dig it and plant it so the very base of the palm is level with the surface of the ground.   Otherwise it should be fine.    Welcome to the forum! This is an excellent place to be just for casual people that have a few palms on up to the crazed palm bug bitten palm crazy freaks. LOL!    Awesome bunch and the trove of knowledge contained here ins almost endless.  

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11 hours ago, Jamesasb said:

Why would you not fertilise if it is recent? mine do better to be fertilised heavily when they are newly planted. if not they go yellow in the first winter and dont grow much

Palms have a natural ratio of roots to leaves.  Palms in pots or dug from the ground have an artificial imbalance in this ratio.

Newly planted palms can often appear to stall or slow down their growth.  This is because the palm is putting its energy into growing roots.

Fertilizers will trigger the palm to sprout new green growth.  Without the needed root mass to support the new growth palms are more vulnerable to warm or cold temperature extremes and to dry weather too.  

The best thing one can do for their palms at planting are things to create growth and health under ground.  If you plant in the Spring there is plenty of time in late summer to get an application or two of fertilizer prior to winter.

Think roots.

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Cheers for all the advice guys I'll keep this updated over next few weeks and let you all know how it's doing.

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