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HELP ! Why is my palm tree dying ?

ALEXIA2 says:

I have no experience with palm trees so I am hoping someone my be able to share some of their knowledge.

I transplanted a large palm from front garden to back garden 3 weeks ago and it seems to be dying.

It was bushy and green when transplanted.

Most of tap root was kept in tact.

Now most of the leaves are brown and it is very droopy.

Can I bring it back to its former glory or have I killed it by transplanting ?

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  • ALEXIA2ALEXIA2 Posts: 2



  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,199

    Alexia, it could be the move that has stressed the palm and it needs a while to settle in. Can you tell us what type of palm tree it is please? Better still can you upload a picture of it?

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,199

    Wow right on cue. The pics weren't there when I posted my comment.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,199

    I think that is a Cordyline or Cabbage palm. I do think still that it may be just the move that has caused the damage. Just make sure to keep it well watered and be prepared for it to lose a few leaves.

    Last edited: 13 July 2016 16:29:23

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  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

    we moved one last yr that size as we had to for building works, we spent the whole day digging it out carefully and transplanting it, it lost all it's leaves as yours looks like it's going to, we left it six months with just the trunk left but it got very soft so i tried cutting it down to hard wood twice and then got sick of the stump, i'm sure eventually it would have sent up new shoots from the base but i didn't want to wait and it was taking up valuable space, so i dug it out and replaced with another tree. They don't transplant well. I would ring up a nursery that sells Cordylines and ask for advice before it dies completely, i was gutted we lost ours.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,160

    I think that's too much to ask of a large plant, I'd take sanjy's advice

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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