Sabal Birmingham in decline or possible comeback?

islandbreezeMarch 28, 2012

I overwintered my potted Sabal Birmingham in my garage, where it definitely did not do well. The only thing I can think of is not enough water OR....bud rot. Or sunburn? Even after I brought it back in the garage, it continued to dry up. Here are some before and after pics of the palm in question. The latter pics are what it looked like when I set it out during a warm spell we had in early February. I cut the dried up spear leaf down, and you can see some black mold or rot on the spear leaf, but it looks like it may be growing out of it??? What do you guys think?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Hope it is coming back,Sabals are very tough and rarely spear-pull except when very small IME

Click for weather forecast

    Bookmark   March 29, 2012 at 12:31PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I hope so too Jim, I would mind as much if it wasn't a more rare, expensive palm, but it is. Even if it does start to recover, it'll probably take 2 summers just to refoliate to the point that it was before.

    Bookmark   March 29, 2012 at 9:05PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Germinating Bismarckia nobilis in cool subtropical climate
Hi, I am on Pico island in the Azores and there is...
Keeping Majestic Palm HELP
How to keep Majestic Palm alive in Northern Virginia...every...
New coconuts
Hello everybody! I'm new to this forum and have an...
Anyone know a nursery where i can buy Windmill Palms?
Hey there guys i'd like to purchase some windmill palms...
Me little plants just atsrting out
If you look close you can see the Y.Rostrata,variegated...
Sponsored Products
Eames LCW Plywood Chair-Natural
IFN Modern
Petal 28" Chandelier in Silver
$769.00 | LexMod
Woven Karastan Woolrich Loramar Spice Wool Rug (2'5 x 12')
Area Rug: John Charcoal Gray 8' Round
Home Depot
Jesper 100 Pro X Office Set 21 - Espresso
Beyond Stores
Premium Select Gilded Bronze 72-Inch Ceiling Fan with Dark Mahogany Solid Wood B
$568.00 | Bellacor
Dang 2 Door/2 Drawer Console by Blu Dot
$2,199.00 | Lumens
Americh Monet 7236 Tub (72" x 36" x 22")
Modern Bathroom
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™