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I have a 13ft cordyline and all of the leaves on the head are dead. There are however some shoots around the base. Can I saw off the trunk now in the summer or do I have to wait until Autumn as it looks very unsightly?



Hi Behaggio....If I it was mine...I would cut all the dead part off, seeing that new growth is coming up... but wait an see what others may say before you go ahead with my ideas. :))) I would also cut it now, and not allow the plant to go dry to encourage the new growth....

9 Jul, 2010


Yes, cut back now.

9 Jul, 2010

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