Are you looking to trim your queen palm tree for your next DIY project? Follow these steps below.
Queen Palm Tree Trimming Steps
The queen palm tree is a feather palm, growing up to 50 feet in height. This tree thrives in acidic, well-draining soils in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9b-11. Queen palms can eventually spread up to 25 feet outward, with fronds growing at the top of the trunk. These trees do drop fronds naturally, but pruning can yield immediate results for homeowners.
- Check the base of the leaf stem prior to removing the frond.
- If this base is green, it is not dead.
- Do not remove the frond while it is still alive.
- For the best results, only prune from September to November.
- Refrain from pruning too many fronds at once.
- This will stress the tree.
- Cut the dead fronds with a saw a few inches from the trunk.
- Refrain from cutting into the trunk.
- Only remove leaves that drop at less than a 90-degree angle from the trunk.
Phoenix Valley Palm Trees for Sale
If you’re looking for the best stock of palm trees in the valley A&P Nursery can help! With 4 east valley locations our team can help you find the perfect trees and plants to take your landscape from ordinary to extraordinary. In addition to selling trees and plants we partner with companies that will plant your trees or plants and care for them as long as you wish. That means all you need to do to get your landscape looking it’s best is stop by and browse our trees, choose your favorite, and leave the rest of the work to the pros.
Call or stop by one of our 4 locations today!