So, I’ve had this Mediterranean fan palm for about 15 months now. As you can see, there are 3 major trunks and 2 smaller trunks at the bottom. All the trunks with the exception of the smallest major trunk have been thriving. This specific trunk still grows new fronds but over the past 9 months, the newest fronds start dying from the tips of the leaves and slowly down towards the crown. They are also droopy. The older fronds don’t seem to be as effected. I’ve had to prune the completely dead ones. As you can see in the pics, they start out very green and healthy. So, why just this one trunk and what is causing it? I’m in Dallas TX.
Here are some of the remedies I’ve already tried:
1. Fungicide. - I’ve been spraying a cooper fungicide into and around the crown about every month.
2. Insecticide- Sprayed for bugs with a palm safe treatment.
3. Winterized. This has been happening before winter but, I wrapped the trunk and leaves anyway. Winter wasn’t that bad either here in Dallas.
4. They get plenty of water, but not over watering.
5. They get palm fertilizer twice a year.
Seeking advice from you professionals as I’m a newbie to palms. Thanks in advance.
I’m wondering if anybody has any experience with Royal Palms that have been damaged by lightning. Is there any chance my tree can be salvaged? It appears the lightning exited at the base of the crown shaft. New fronds are growing out of the hole created.
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