Sago palms dying

Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by avernon0112, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. avernon0112

    avernon0112 LawnSite Member
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    Can anyone tell me what could be causing this. I am new to dealing with palms. I have spent a few hours reading about this and can not seem to get anywhere.

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  2. avernon0112

    avernon0112 LawnSite Member
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    One more pic

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  3. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
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    looks like frost damage to me. Let it sprout new growth in the spring then remove all old growth. Also looks like some hail damage. Has it hailed there?
     
  4. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It's not dying, cut those frawns off and watch it come back when the weather warms again. Looks like the newer growth didn't mature enough and got kissed by Mr. Frosty. It will come back!
     
  5. FYI-a sago is a cycad, not a palm. 2 questions, where are you located, and how cold has it gotten recently where you are?
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  6. avernon0112

    avernon0112 LawnSite Member
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    No hail there. I guess it could be frost. It just started getting bad a few weeks ago. There was a few days around the end of the year that were cold.
     
  7. How cold?? Where exactly are you located??
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  8. turfmd101

    turfmd101 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    NUTRIENT DEFICIENCY; magnesium, manganese & potash at proper rates will improve these deficiencies. Rates are based on trunk diameter ( rate of product is by inch of diameter). Strip old growth and if proper nutrients are applied right. The new growth should not be deficient.
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  9. avernon0112

    avernon0112 LawnSite Member
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    The palms are near Charleston, SC. The lowest temp was 26 one night. There were 4 days at 32 or lower in the last two months. Average has been mid 40s and up.
     
  10. This is exactly what I was thinking. Although, I don't see any Mn def. can't tell 100% from the pics. Def K and Mg though.
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