My one big loss from the winter this year.
Posted by TominPrestonMD on July 5, 2018, 9:17 am
Well I've been trying to help it and I thought it pulled through but my Brazoria has Bud rot. I'm assuming it's from cold damage but the wet spring and early summer have made it difficult to keep dry. I knew something was wrong when all the new growth this year had rings of damage as it grew. It was growing quickly so in the beginning I figured it would just push through it as sabals tend to do. The past 2 weeks however all growth seems to of stopped. The 2 newest fronds have withered and the emerging flower stalk hasn't grown in 2 weeks. The emerging sprear is still solid but is discolored. The terrible thing is I have no clue what happened to my seeds so I have no way of replacing the plant without buying another. I'm still hopeful it may pull through but I've never had much luck with sabals when they make it to this point.
Re: My one big loss from the winter this year.
Posted by Tom in PA on July 5, 2018, 10:48 am, in reply to "My one big loss from the winter this year."
Sorry to hear about that Tom. I hope it recovers for you. I’ll have a bounty of Sabal Louisiana seeds if you want. I’d be happy to send to you. Let me know. Also will have McCurtain and regular seed.
Posted by Chris on July 5, 2018, 11:07 am, in reply to "Re: My one big loss from the winter this year."
I would pour some H2O2 down the spear a few times.
Posted by TominPrestonMD on July 5, 2018, 3:04 pm, in reply to "Re: My one big loss from the winter this year."
Yea I've treated it off and on for a few weeks now. The biggest issue was keeping it dry. The recent heat and dry conditions have made at least helped with that.
Posted by TominPrestonMD on July 5, 2018, 3:10 pm, in reply to "Re: My one big loss from the winter this year."
Thnx Tom... If there's one thing I have plenty of it's Louisiana. I find them popping up in the lawn at my place. I think if this Brazoria doesn't pull through I'll get another I really like the Blue and lime green fronds. This one isn't planted in a very sheltered location. Plus I think I piled to much mulch along the base of it. I did it to protect it from cold but I'm kinda thinking all that mulch probably kept the moisture in also and should of been moved when the weather warmed up.
Posted by Rob North Tennessee on July 6, 2018, 3:13 pm, in reply to "My one big loss from the winter this year."
Good luck with it Tom, you did your best. They can be fussy and have a wide range of hardiness in a known provenance (Ive heard). I have several S.palmetto seeds planted. If I get some up next spring I will be sure to send you some.
Posted by Mark z7 Sharptown, MD on July 7, 2018, 6:59 am, in reply to "My one big loss from the winter this year."
I am having almost no success with palms except for minors. I hope yours can make a recovery.
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