Whats happened to this Trachycarpus leaf?

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cordyman

Whats happened to this Trachycarpus leaf?

Post by cordyman » Sun Dec 08, 2013 4:38 pm

My oldest Trachycarpus, and lushest darkest green Trachycarpus in the garden

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Not had any bad frosts here yet, but the leaf looks what I can only describe as sever frost burn?

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Or could this simply be a leaf on its way out making way for the top growth?

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Re: Whats happened to this Trachycarpus leaf?

Post by David York » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:29 pm

If it's only on one of the older leaves, then nothing to worry about. They can only support a limited number of green leaves at a time, and the older ones will start to turn brown.

The time to worry is when the newer leaves start turning for no obvious reason.
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cordyman

Re: Whats happened to this Trachycarpus leaf?

Post by cordyman » Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:10 pm

yeah its the lowest leaf on the palm, i'll lop it off then icon_thumleft

kata

Re: Whats happened to this Trachycarpus leaf?

Post by kata » Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:28 pm

I took four bottom leaves for the same reason Cordy then tumbled on my botty and ended up looking up the trunk.... :lol: :lol: :lol:

fern Rob

Re: Whats happened to this Trachycarpus leaf?

Post by fern Rob » Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:49 am

Never seen that before.

sanatic1234

Re: Whats happened to this Trachycarpus leaf?

Post by sanatic1234 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:52 pm

I have it cordy on one of mine i will cut it off in the spring.

cordyman

Re: Whats happened to this Trachycarpus leaf?

Post by cordyman » Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:56 pm

already cut off now :D

sanatic1234

Re: Whats happened to this Trachycarpus leaf?

Post by sanatic1234 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:24 pm

:) Cut off now or spring it will be fine. :D tough cookies.

Nigel

Re: Whats happened to this Trachycarpus leaf?

Post by Nigel » Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:30 am

Perfectly normal that, Cordy

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