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Cordyline Australis split in the trunk

Surrey, United Kingdom Gb

Hi I have inherited what I assume is a Cordyline Australis (if it isn't it's something very similar). The plant has two trunks from the base one of which was sawn off, the other trunk whilst weighed down with snow has partially severed from the sawn off trunk. The head is still going strong and I have propped it up temporarily. If I bind it will it repair? What should I bind it with? Or should I give up and get a new one (would be a shame as this one is about 4ft tall)?


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Sadly, they don't repair. I would keep it propped up through summer, though, since it will be feeding the new sprouts that will probably rise from the base. Make sure the propping is secure, though.

15 Feb, 2011

 

If you get new growth from the base or lower down, past the split point, cut back to there. Keep securely propped in the meantime, as Tugbrethil says.

15 Feb, 2011

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