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Which fertilizer to use for Windmill Palm

Which fertilizer to use for Windmill Palm

I planted two windmill palms in Seattle area about 1 month ago... They are doing okay, but some of the leaves start turning yellowish toward the end. Wondering if I need to be worrying about that.
Moreover I am wondering if I need to do some fertilization at this point of the season? What kind of fertilizer I should use? I was looking to buy some palm specific fertilizer, but the manufactures don't sell these in WA. I looked only for Miracle grow palm food, and on the web site they mention that "This product is only available in the following states: AL, AZ, CA, FL, GA, LA, MS, NV, NM, and TX.

Does that mean, I should not use it in WA weather?

Please advice??

The following thread was started by Ashug on September 18, 2007 at 9:49 am PST


I use Miracle Grow 24 - 8 - 16 with good results.. another brand with a similar formula may work as well ...The yellowing you mentioned seems to be a common problem with Windmills...even the most healthy have some yellow tips.... As far as fertilizing in fall is concerned, don't ! could promote new growth only to be damaged in winter. I stop feeding about mid August....perhaps a mulch or seaweed based application may work better. Good luck..Trachys, if looked after are pretty much iron clad !

The above followup was added by Neil on September 18, 2007 at 3:15 pm PST.

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