My cabbage palms have not enjoyed the winter here in very South of Ireland where we normally get 10 mild frosts a year, but this year we had numerous night of below -10 C. This specimen is about 15 feet high. It loses quite a lot of leaves as it is pretty windy here, but that is normal. Fantastic flower plumes every summer. My question is what to do next? More and more leaf "heads" are coming off. If I cut back the bare stumps to "living" wood is there any chance they will resprout new leaves. If at all possible, I want to avoid having to be very radical. Anyone any experience with this? And at what stage should I get a saw out?
On plant Cordyline australis
- 25 Feb, 2010