Palms should not be fertilized after planting for at least a month or month and a half. Waiting helps ensure that the risk of shock has passed and gives you time to establish proper soil water saturation. Fertilizer should not be applied to dry ground and should be applied within the drip area but not on the trunk or in the fronds.
A lot of Phoenix valley residents are asking the question: “How fast do palm trees grow in Arizona?” How fast your palm will grow depends on the species of palm you have. Some types of palms grow as much as 2 or 3 feet per year while others might only grow to be 5 feet high after several years. When you are planning your landscape pay...
While we call them trees palms are actually in a different category and unlike apple, pine, or oak trees. Palm trees do not start branching or budding out after the top is cut off, they just die. If the top is cut off your palm you will have a polelike barren trunk that just slowly rots.
The palm fronds are the green leaf areas of the palm tree. They once were a symbol of victory and awarded to victorious athletes in ancient Greece.
Palm trees should only be trimmed with the oldest leaves (fonds) have turned brown, dry, and dead. Each year new fronds are formed and the older fonds die. Because of this the average palm only needs trimming once or twice a year.
It might surprise a lot of people but the Palm tree is actually an evergreen, so when they are alive the fronds are upright and green. When they are dead the fronds will be brown and collapse. If this happens as a result of being transplanted correct watering should be followed while waiting for new fronds to develop. If the palm died from being infected...