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CORDYLINE: Autumn. Am I being premature fleecing them now, just before frosts?

WALES, United Kingdom Gb

Hi all!

Got 2 Cordy's and we've tied them and fleeced them ready for winter. Is it too early to do this? Also, how long is it normally, before they flower? Obviously new this year so do they take a year or two to establish before you see flowers ets?




Seen lots of them covered up here in Glasgow in the last week as we,ve had a few frosts already..

16 Oct, 2009


I never bother to do this, but then I live in London, where it doesn't often get that cold, and nor does it get terribly wet. I thought it was November when it should be done, though I don't know how cold it gets where you are.

16 Oct, 2009


i dont do mine in norfolk and there thriving though if you want them to flower and prosper id put them in the ground or a much bigger pot.

16 Oct, 2009


I just tie the leaves up on mine OB, as they dont like the snow inside the leaves, as for flowers ooooh at least 8yrs old when theyve grown into a tree maybe older...

16 Oct, 2009


Maybe fleece the pot it plastic or frost resistant ?

16 Oct, 2009


Mine has been unprotected since it was a baby 15 years ago, now over 20ft tall with heaps of flowers every year, mind you I've only been below -5 a handful of times.

17 Oct, 2009

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