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Bismarckia Freeze Damage Galveston, Texas

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westbay

My 10+ year old Bismarckia was damaged by two days of freezing weather early this winter. I think it will be Ok, but wanted other opinions. Should I trim more fronds?

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kinzyjr

I've seen worse than this live.  My opinion, it will grow out of it.

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westbay

Thanks kinzyjr.

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Moose

In two years there will be no signs of any damage, it will grow out. As soon as temperatures rise, a good palm special fertilizer would be helpful.

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OC2Texaspalmlvr

How this palm looking today really hoping it made it like the rest of the Bizzies in Galveston

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necturus

A lot of Bizzies in Houston sailed through the last two years, so I bet it's doing fine.

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westbay

Here's an update almost 4 and 1/2 months later.

The tree put up what was left of a leaf, has a new limb and spear. All that has come back very slowly. I've treated it repeatedly with copper fungicide. It appears that the North side of the trunk froze about 2inches deep and that area is soft. The rest of the trunk is hard.

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Austinpalm

Very impressive that it is still alive. It just may make it if we can get an average or warmer winter this year.

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