Queen Palms – Winter survival

Q: Last year I purchased 11 queen palms from a local store. During the winter they all turned brown; they look like they might be dead. Will they come back in the spring?

A: Queen palm can survive 25 degrees and maybe as low as 20 degrees in a sheltered spot. Your neighborhood went down to 13 degrees on Jan 9, so I doubt the trees will survive. Check the top of each tree to see if there is any green growth there now; if not, it is a goner. Does your local store have a plant guarantee?

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