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Ive got (had) 2 fabulous 15 year old green cordylines in the garden. I didnt wrap them and the heavy snow has bent all the top branches over and the leaves have now gone all dull and lifeless. Help!! what do I do?

Thank you for your advice, much appreciated



Nothing you can do - wait till spring and see if they recover. If the stems go soggy, cut back past that point. You may find the top doesn't grow, but new growth appears further down the stem, or from the base. If nothing at all from anywhere by September/october, they're probably dead, but wait till then to decide that.

8 Jan, 2011


I have the self same problem Andrea....last year they weathered the snows but this winter has taken it's toll. The smaller one of mine has a spongy stem now, which I shall have to prune right down in Spring...the larger one which must be 20ft, has damage to the leaves but I think the crowns have been sheltered by far the trunk is firm, I am keeping my fingers crossed!

8 Jan, 2011

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