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Why do newly planted palm trees need so much water?
Newly planted trees lose much of their root system during digging. Because of this, they are much less effective at taking up water, and thus require
much more water than established trees.
Why is deep watering my new palm tree so important?
Newly planted / transplanted palm trees, with their greatly reduced root systems and the shock from being removed, are in great need of frequently
applied deep irrigation. Deep watering keeps moisture concentrations far below the surface, reducing transplant shock, and attracting roots downward
deep into the soil
How deep is deep enough?
Deep watering to a depth of at least 12 inches or more is recommended. Most of the root system of a tree is located within the top 2 to 4 feet of soil.
With new trees, it is also recommended that water be applied directly over the root ball / root mass.
How can I efficiently achieve deep water saturation of my newly planted palm tree?
Experts suggest that the best way to efficiently ensure deep water penetration is to slowly and evenly apply a high volume of water in a single
application. This means that light watering applications (i.e. via sprinklers. hose, etc.) will not provide adequate water saturation.
How much water does a new palm tree typically require?
While there is no standard watering amount that is suitable for all new palm trees, there are general watering guidelines that can be followed. One
commonly used formula suggests 10 gallons of water per week for every 1 inch of tree caliper; For example: A single 2 inch caliper (trunk diameter)
tree would require approximately 20 gallons of water per week.  Canary Island Date Palms & Pindo Palms should be allowed to go through a complete
drying cycle before applying more water.
Can't I just apply water frequently with a sprinkler?
Watering a palm tree lightly, even on a regular basis, is insufficient. Most of the water applied will be lost due to run-off and/or evaporation. And most
importantly, light applications of water will force roots to the surface, leading to shallow rooting and poor root anchorage
How long can it take for a new palm tree to get established?
It can take several years for a transplanted tree to re-establish its root system. On average, a tree requires 1 year for every 1 inch of trunk caliper
(diameter). This means that a 3 inch caliper tree can take up to 3 years to get fully established
Why does it take so long for a new tree to establish itself?
Transplanted trees lose much of their roots during digging, and thus experience an adjustment period called transplant shock.
What are the signs / symptoms of transplant shock?…
Symptoms vary; However, signs include; shortened or poor annual growth, wilted fans or fronds, increased seed production, reduced flowering, yellow
to pale color, and early leaf drop.
What can be done to curb the effects of transplant shock?
Proper and regular watering is essential. Supplemental watering (in addition to rainfall) is recommended for at least the first 2 years.
There are many palm tree species that will grow very well in Texas' diverse climate. From the tropical humid Gulf coast areas to the higher
and dryer West Texas region to the colder  areas of North Texas there are palms suited for each region.
The Gulf coast areas can be home for many varying palm species including the more popular Mexican fan palm- Washingtonia robusta,
(filifera likes a little dryer climate) Texas and Florida sabals, all Phoenix species(dates), Cuban Royals, Foxtails, Triangle palms, Queens and
Silverqueens, Pindo palms, Chinese fan palms, Mediterranean fan palm, Bottle palms, Bismarkias, Christmas palms, and also the Sago
although  not really a palm but a cycad. Farther inland from the coastline you may need to protect a few of these including  Foxtail, Cuban royal,
Bottle palms, Triangle palms, Christmas palms, Bismarkia, &  Phoenix roebelinii in extreme frost.
From Central to West Texas some palms to consider would be Phoenix dactylifera (edible date), Medjool dates, Phoenix canariensis (Canary
Island date), Phoenix Sylvester (sylvester date), Mediterranean fan palm, Pindo palm (butia capitatia), Texas or Florida sabal,
Palmetto,Windmill palm (Trachycarpus fortunei) ,Mexican or California fan palm (Washingtonia robusta or filifera) and the sago.
North Texas can get  occasional severe cold weather so the use of palm trees in this region should be limited to very cold tolerant varieties. At
the  top of the list should be the sabals , both Texas and Florida sabals, and their cousin the
Sabal minor. The Pindo palm is another good choice for this area.  Windmill palms, Needle palms  and Mediterranean fan palms are known to
receive  snowfall in their native habitats so these will also be a good choice.                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                          
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Growing palm trees in Texas
There is no limit to where
palms can be grown with the
right preparation and shelter.
Most of our palm trees will
tolerate temperatures require
full sun. Therefore if you
wanted to build a solarium in
the coldest parts of the
country or just an area with a
frame with clear plastic over it
in moderately cold areas you
could grow many different
palm trees at your home and
enjoy the tropical feel of
being surrounded by palms
every day of the year.
One thing to keep in mind
cold temperatures slow the
growth rate of palms, reduce  
root activity and extreme cold
temperatures could weaken
their immune system and
make them more susceptible
to disease and insects. A
healthy ,well fertilized palm
will survive more cold and
frost than an under
nourished and weaker palm
tree will. After severe frost
the palm should be treated
with an insecticide and a
fungicide to reduce the odds
of the tree developing
problems when it is stressed.
Palms also should not be
planted to deep which can
lead to premature fatality to
the trees. So it is a good Idea
to leave 2-4 inches of the
root ball above natural  
ground. And remember to
always have underground
utilities marked before digging
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