Mid Glamorgan, United Kingdom
Canary Island date palm - over wrapped?
To try and protect it this year (as I thought it had died last year with the snow and looked wind burnt). I bought a fleece blanket to wrap it up in. My husband tied up the fronds, put the fleece round and put plastic sheeting over it (i asked him not to do the sheeting as I worried about circulation). Now in the strong wind the palm leaves have been pushed over and some fronds have snapped.
I have taken the cover off, and all the leaves look very brown and spotted, some look as though there is mildew on them. It looks worse than it did last winter.
Questions is : can you over wrap a palm? is it likely dead? and if so, what punishment for my husband?
- 5 Feb, 2011