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Greenville SC Freeze Damage


James Robert

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As many may know, In December 2022 we had a cold front came through. Dropped down to 7 degrees.  I have several small pindo palms, medateranian palms, and windmill palms about 3'-4' tall in the ground.  Almost all of the fronds on all the trees turned completely brow. There is a few spears that were coming out before the freeze that are brown as well. The weather now is starting to break. It is possible to get another day or to below freezing.  I'm not sure what to do at this point.  Do I cut all fronds off. Pull brown spears. Or should I wait a few more weeks.

I'm afraid to ask this question,  Are they all just dead. Thanks .

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11 hours ago, James Robert said:

As many may know, In December 2022 we had a cold front came through. Dropped down to 7 degrees.  I have several small pindo palms, medateranian palms, and windmill palms about 3'-4' tall in the ground.  Almost all of the fronds on all the trees turned completely brow. There is a few spears that were coming out before the freeze that are brown as well. The weather now is starting to break. It is possible to get another day or to below freezing.  I'm not sure what to do at this point.  Do I cut all fronds off. Pull brown spears. Or should I wait a few more weeks.

I'm afraid to ask this question,  Are they all just dead. Thanks .

They might all be gone.  If the spears come out, you can put some peroxide in the hole to see if they will grow new spears.  If they don't push anything then they are gone.

Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone 1990: 9a  2012: 9b  2023: 10a | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (Jan. 1985, Dec.1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a

30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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10 hours ago, James Robert said:

Thanks, Should I cut all brown fronds off now, or wait .

I'd wait until the end of the month.

Lakeland, FL

USDA Zone 1990: 9a  2012: 9b  2023: 10a | Sunset Zone: 26 | Record Low: 20F/-6.67C (Jan. 1985, Dec.1962) | Record Low USDA Zone: 9a

30-Year Avg. Low: 30F | 30-year Min: 24F

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