Pygmy Date Palms and Frost Damage
I have pygmy date palms around my pool that still haven't recovered from the frost this year. They're all multi-trunked, and only one or two trunks from each tree are showing any new growth and the new growth seems to be struggling itself. Some of the trunks are even dark brown with still only white fronds, not a hint of new growth anywhere in sight.
I've trimmed only the lower dead branches, being careful not to damage the tops. I water them deeply and apply palm fertilizer as recommended, but I just can't get them to bounce back.
Does anyone know of a remedy? I thought the pygmy dates would give the pool a lush tropical look, but instead it looks like a water hole surrounded by scary, dead tumbleweed. Not the look I was going for.