The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

United Kingdom Gb

Every one in our village seems to have lost their 'palm' trees this month. We had three, 30 years old, and like every other locally, suddenly all the 'leaves' altho not themselves dead, fell to the ground, leaving bare trunks. The base of the trunks seem to be very moist. Are the trees completely lost or might they regrow from the ground. We assume the artic winter was to blame, or could it be a disease spreading throughout the neighbourhood? We live on the Welsh sideof the Bristol Channel.



I'm afraid that's the effect of the severe cold. It has affected Cordylines and palms too. You may find that you see new shoots appearing from the base, so don't give up on them yet.

18 Feb, 2011


Agree with Spritzhenry. You may need to cut them right down to the base if they start oozing orange gunk there, or get any more rotten, but wait till late spring to decide that.

18 Feb, 2011

How do I say thanks?

Answer question


Not found an answer?