How to prune sago palms after damaging winter…

How to prune sago palms after damaging winter…

Were your sago palms damaged by the two 21-degree days this winter? Here is my pruning advice for regaining a beautiful plant.
Sago palms are not really palms at all, they are cycads and date back to prehistoric times.  Their striking sculptural form makes them a dramatic landscape addition.
This winter was just a little too cold for some sagos – damaging some leaves on many plants around town.  But don’t give up yet, unless the center crown turned to mush, you can just prune off all of the leaves because fresh new ones really will emerge again. If there are only a few remaining undamaged leaves – they’re not necessary — just cut them off and the new ones will lower and fill in beautifully!
By | 2017-11-29T23:26:54+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|pruning, Sago, Sharing Nature's Garden|3 Comments


  1. Bob Hanna April 3, 2017 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    Ok, I’ll try this. I have spotty leaves….partially yellow but it’s pretty healthy looking otherwise.

  2. Carrie April 4, 2017 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    Very cool! I didn’t know Sago palms were so hardy!

  3. Carolina Moncion April 4, 2017 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    Great tip! Thank you!

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