From:Rusk, TX Region: Select Region Topic: Non-Natives Title: Yellowing branches on non-native sago palms after freeze in Rusk TX Answered by: Barbara Medford
My Sago Palms experienced a good freeze. Now they have a multitude of yellowing branches, in fact most of the plant is yellow. Please advise what to do to save my plants. They are about nine years old and very sizable.
The Lady Bird Johnston Wildflower Center is committed to the care, protection and propagation of plants native not only to North America but to the area where they are being grown. Cycasrevoluta, Sago Palm, is a subtropical, native to the southernmost islands of Japan, an area of high rainfall and warm temperatures. The Sago Palm (not really a palm, but a cycad) is hardy from USDA Hardiness Zones 8 to 10. Rusk is in Zone 8a, but the whole country has had most unusual cold weather recently. Here is an article from Floridatathat might give you some clues on what to do about the yellowing branches. Please note this article's warning about the toxicity of the entire plant.
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