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cordyline australis hardy?

niknak

By Niknak

United Kingdom Gb

i have planted six of these plants/trees approx 6 months ago.i was concerned at the time whether they would survive,even though they had a fair amount of foliage,because they had been out in a coupie of frosts.they duly obliged,and dropped all of their leaves and resembled 10ft bird stands.i was considering taking them out,but,have noticed recently,that very low down on the trunk they have started to shoot.does this mean they can be salvaged,and if so what do i have to do with them.please help as they looked lovely when first planted


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Wow, I think it does. I have only ever known them to be in the tropics, so you are doing great. If I were you I'd cut off 2/3 of the plant and it will stimulate growth. It will grow about two or three shoots from where you cut it. I have done that with great succes. The plant will be more bushy. I wonder what it said on the label which was on the plant when you bought it. Perhaps it was an indoor plant?? LOL.

29 Jul, 2008

 

They are generally hardy here, but if you have new shoots they are alive at least. When the shoots develope enough cut the plant down to the new growth, they should be quite interesting shapes!!!

29 Jul, 2008

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