My Queen Palm: Is It Dead?
I have a five-foot high queen palm with two mature fronds and with another new one emerging. A couple of weeks ago we had temps to 21 on a couple of nights, with below-freezing temps one night for a duration of about ten hours.
I covered the tree with an old blanket but did not use any other protection. It has been in the ground now for almost a year.
After the freezes the mature fronds turned almost completely brown (expected) and the emerging frond turned completely brown. Now today I went out and gave it a gentle tug. The entire thing pulled out from the heart of the plant. The part that was down inside crown has no green at all.
Will this tree recover, or is it dead? The outside of teh trunk still has a lot of green - looks the same as before. And I have heard that queen palms often recover from "spear pull." What do you guys think?