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Hi, I have a cordyline which got damaged during the snow/frost. I've removed all of the leaves, which came away quite easily. I have noticed that there is a lot of foamy sap coming from the trunk quite near the ground (which is smelly). Is it dead, I haven't been able to find anyone who has a similar problem in terms of the foam




Its not dead yet, but it is seriously damaged by the cold before Christmas. If the trunk is soggy enough to be dangerous (moves from side to side where it's soggy and above) then you will have to cut it down now below where its soggy now. If it seems quite stable, then leave it - it's better to wait till April at least to cut it down if you want to try to give the plant a chance. Otherwise, wait till June or July - by then it may have produced new growth either partway up the stem, or from the base, or both, and you can then cut back down to wherever the growth is.

1 Mar, 2011


Thank you very much, I'll wait and see what happens before doing any cutting!

1 Mar, 2011

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