Trimming your queen palm tree can be a simple and effective DIY project. Just follow our guide below!
Queen Palm Tree Trimming Guide
Growing up to 50 feet in height, the queen palm is considered a feather palm. This tree will thrive in acidic, well-draining soils located in the U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9b-11.
Queen palms can spread up to 25 feet outward over time, featuring fronds at the top of the trunk. While these palms do drop fronds naturally, pruning can yield some immediate results for homeowners.
- Visually check the base of the leaf stem before removing fronds.
- If the base is a green color, it is still alive.
- Never remove fronds while still alive.
- Prune only between the months of September to November for the best results possible.
- Do not remove too many fronds all at one time.
- Removing too many fronds will stress the queen palm.
- Cut the dead fronds a few inches from the trunk using a saw.
- Do not cut into the trunk.
- Remove only the leaves that drop at less than a 90-degree angle from the trunk.