a queen palm
have two queen palms about the same age. One is about 7 ft tall
and the branches are growing straight up it looks healthy.
The other has branches bending right out. Can I trim the branches?
Will it stall growth?
you can trim the untidy looking lower branches and the growth of
your palms will not be affected. This is part of the normal growth
habit. In their natural habitat, the branches would eventually drop
off, but in the garden, where we like plants to look a bit more
orderly, we can help by trimming.
by Dr Dan Blanchon from Unitec's Diploma in Sustainable Horticulture and Bachelor
of Resource Management.
with permission from NZOOM Home and Garden content,
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