TRANSPLANTING LARGE SPECIMEN PALMS IN THE LANDSCAPE

T. K. Broschat
Large palms can be rather easily transplanted in the landscape if certain precautions are taken. For most palms studied, survival of cut roots increases as the distance from the trunk is increased. At the time of transplanting, about ½ to 2/3 of the oldest leaves should be removed to reduce water demands on the palm, but all leaves should be removed from Sabal palmetto. Palms should be planted at the same depth that they were originally growing and should be braced for at least 6 months for stability.
Broschat, T. K. (1994). TRANSPLANTING LARGE SPECIMEN PALMS IN THE LANDSCAPE. Acta Hortic. 360, 189-194
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1994.360.24
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1994.360.24
Arecaceae, cultural practices, palm species

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