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How to stop palm tree growing to high

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marrylucas234

Hi,

You can temporarily stunt the palm trees' growth by pruning the roots. The roots need to be at their optimum 'root ball size' for the palm to even grow.

or

"BE ADVISED: This way of stunting the growth on a palm is permanent, and will eventually lead to a dead palm. The reason is that once stunted, it will not produce new fronds. The existing fronds won't last forever, and when they go, then the whole tree goes. There is a better option, but first I will tell you how to stunt it.

Cut out the middle growth entirely. All new fronds grow out of the top middle, and if they are cut out, then the growth will be stunted. SOMETIMES the palm will shoot out more middle growth, but don't count on it!

Better alternative, is to dig and expose roots within one foot around base of palm. This is difficult, as there are a ton of stringy roots. Just expose the top of them within a foot around. What this does is allow the sun to shine on them which will promote growth of shoot-offs. Once a shoot-off starts and is healthy, cut down the main tree and nourish the shoot-off, hence it's like starting over with a new palm that is not too tall.

Good luck, but don't forget you won't keep a stunted tree for long!"

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Kim

Spam? I am NOT gonna click on that webcam at the bottom...

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Tyrone

Wahhhhhhhh?????????? :wacko::unsure:

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PALM MOD
Spam? I am NOT gonna click on that webcam at the bottom...

Not sure Kim. Semi- suspicious, but the "webcam" is not a clickable link for me.

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bgl

Nor for me. Dean, I thought you were in charge of maintaining a high level of security here!? :lol:

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Kris

Dear Marry

This is a forum to teach us all how to grow jamboo palms faster,i.e CIDP,chilean wine palm & the coryphas as fast as possible and make them fruit early.

But your suggestions given above is like slow posioning a palm,and gradually & stealthly sending them to the grave...

And by the way are you a dicot tree fan ? :hmm:

kris.

By the way the topic should be phrased as how to slowely kill a palm tree..

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The Germinator

How to stop palm tree growing to high...........KILL IT!

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peachy

I have a palm in the wrong spot and I thought oh wow this is the answer to my prayers, but ummm errrr somehow I really don't fancy killing the poor thing eventually. I think he meant well however and just wants to get involved with the group. Don't be mean to a newcomer even if his subject matter was ill advised.

Peachy

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palmsOrl

Interesting topic. I have a green Malayan coconut that I've been growing as a sort of "bonsai", for almost 7 years now in a large bonsai pot. I have trimmed the root mass by roughly 1/3 every two years or so without any ill effect whatsoever. The palm is around 4 feet tall with around 12-13" of clear, woody trunk. It is an experiment in progress, I will post photos of it sometime in the near future.

-Michael

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Don

Yea Right,were did he come from?

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fiji jim

It is hard to believe that Mary who says she is located in London, has need of palm stunting.

I guess it was London in the UK.

It's not like growth of anything is rapid in that climate.

Can we see some pictures of the palms that have proved this theory.

Jim

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tikitiki

I have stopped the growth of many a palm. Stopped them in their tracks. Some actually lay down and turn brown as to blend into the mulch.

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Kathryn

Here's how to stunt a palm and keep it alive for years.

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_Keith

Is there such a thing as bonzai palms?

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fiji jim
Here's how to stunt a palm and keep it alive for years.

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That is torture !

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palmislandRandy
Here's how to stunt a palm and keep it alive for years.

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I wonder just how many cigarette butts and how much stale beer contributed to the fine condition of the palms. :drool:

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Alberto
Here's how to stunt a palm and keep it alive for years.

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Kathryn, if all palms would have this look,I probably wasn´t in palms! :lol:

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DoomsDave

Marry:

Welcome to our group!

I note that you're from London (I assume UK), which is intriguing.

What, really, is your question?

In other words, do you have a palm that's too tall for where you want to put it?

If so, what kind of palm is it, and maybe give us a picture.

dave

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peachy

Those poor potted palms, that is just so wrong. Love the shape of the trunk however, what species are they ?

Peachy

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Tyrone

They're cotton palms Peachy. Good old Washingtonia's that are now mutants and have turned ................EVIL. :wacko::blink:

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Jerry@TreeZoo

Sabal Palms are very tough when they are small. Sometimes they come up where I don't want them and because their roots go clear down to China, I don't dig them out, I just cut the top off. The heart is still way underground so they keep on growing. If you cut them down to almost nothing yearly, you can keep them small for quite a long time.

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Kathryn

Those are Washingtonia palms on Carrollton Avenue in New Orleans. They have been there for a long time - 20 years at least. Look at how close together the leaf scares are and how the trunks have tapered slowly over time. I considered fertilizing them a few years back but figured they are probably best left alone.

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Kathryn
Sabal Palms . . . . . If you cut them down to almost nothing yearly, you can keep them small for quite a long time.

:floor:

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Beautiful Royal Palms Sale

My two Royal Palms are beautiful and healthy. They are very tall now.  I would like to sell them.  Any suggestions?

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