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joetx

Hey Y'all,

I planted this Sylvester back in March. There was one slight freeze after planting (32F). About a month ago the middle fronds (spear) pulled. I used copper fungicide and hydrogen peroxide. Still no new growth. I don't really water it, but decided to today as the soil was dry down about 4 inches. Any thoughts on what to do, if anything? Was going to wait until fall to finally call it. Thanks!

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mydateplams

Looks like it's dying and I would pull it and put it in a pot in the shade in the back yard to see if you can survive. When I have little palms like that and the spear comes out they either die really slowly or if they recover they take a really long time to turn around and the growth is slow. 

When you pull it if its all rioted around the roots its done. 

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joetx
1 minute ago, mydateplams said:

Looks like it's dying and I would pull it and put it in a pot in the shade in the back yard to see if you can survive. When I have little palms like that and the spear comes out they either die really slowly or if they recover they take a really long time to turn around and the growth is slow. 

When you pull it if its all rioted around the roots its done. 

Ok thanks! Maybe I will do that. I want to get a replacement palm in there while there's still a bunch of warm weather ahead.

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Collectorpalms

I would feed and water it and avoid getting water in the crown. Phoenix get spear easy from cold. if it is crown rot then its a gonner. I just had a pygmy date come back last week and now its coming on fast.

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joetx

Quick update: transplanted to the backyard in some soil amended with sand and it started pushing new growth! Kinda shocked. Thought it was toast.

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JLM
On 5/27/2022 at 11:22 AM, joetx said:

Quick update: transplanted to the backyard in some soil amended with sand and it started pushing new growth! Kinda shocked. Thought it was toast.

Keep us posted, glad to see that it is growing again!

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D Palm

Looks like your doing something right! Keep up the good work! 

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