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Palms look like they are dying

koc1964

By Koc1964

United Kingdom Gb

I have a number of these tress that I rescued from being sent to a tip. When I first planted them they looked fine now nearly all of them have lost all of the leaves and any new growth seems very weak and get blown over in the wind and falls off. Can they be cut off and will they regrow as they were lovely specimins standing about 6 feet tall?


On plant Cordyline australis - Torbay or Cabbage Palm


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Snap! I did a similar thing some years ago and the same thing happened, so I chopped it down to the bottom and lots of little plantlets grew out. It looked completely different from the usual corydline, bushy and lots of growth outwards, and people never knew what it was. I moved 2 years after so I don't know what it eventually ended up looking like... Don't know if that helps.

26 May, 2009

 

cut it down shorter than it is, dont need to cut to the floor, it should come back from a joint.

26 May, 2009

 

Yes, they do! And you often have a few sprouting from one cut branch, so it will spread into a healthy wide bush. Good luck.

27 May, 2009

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