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By Cmj

Norfolk, United Kingdom Gb

The prolonged winter frosts have caused my tall 11 year old Cordylines to droop at the top and I now notice that the base of the trunks are damp and seeping an unsightly globular fungus. Does this mean that they are dying? Is there anything that I can do to save them as they were such a spectacular feature in my garden and I can't bear to see them go?



Sorry, no, there's nothing you can do - if they're weeping at the base, they'll need to be taken right down, but you might find they shoot from below the ground later on if you don't remove the roots.

17 Jan, 2011


Thank you for this. It is with great sadness that I will have to cut them down. They are beginning to look pretty bad now. Hopefully, new life will emerge at some time. Thanks again. cmj.

17 Jan, 2011


If its any comfort, you won't be alone in experiencing such a loss this year.

17 Jan, 2011


Exactly the same happened to mine last year. I was so upset. I had had them for so long and they were huge. Some I cut down, others I dug up and have kept them in an out of sight place. Some of them started to regrow from the base last summer though none higher up which I have had once before. Sadly this winter has finished the new growth off even though they were fleeced.

18 Jan, 2011

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