22 Jun, 2009 Biza. More >>, The Gardener’s Book of Patterns, published for the RHS (out now) is a source book of ideas for any gardener interested in pushing the look of their garden by using…, Gardening Book of the Year 2019 – The Times10 Best Gardening Books of Spring 2020 – The IndependentBest Gardening Books of the Year – Gardens IllustratedBest Gardening Reads of 2019…, Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window). Everything you need to know about choosing the right cordyline for you. Not that it really matters as they will cover the stump, it’s more for how this slight bias to one side or other will create shade around it. And I’m sure the additional shoots will slow down now it has a new leading shoot doing well. I’m thinking of doing the same to mine once the winter is over. To do this, cut off a cane at a lower height and it will usually sprout a new "head" or two from the sides of the cut. Many thanks. Don't take my word for it though. Can I just saw this off without killing the tree? These sap-sucking insects can cause discolouration and scarring on the leaves as well as generally stunted growth. Sorry another question I have taken away the leaves when they get brown and dry and hang down. Thanks, Unfortunately not, only way is to give more sunlight. I was given my palm by a neighbour who didn’t want it anymore but they had dug it up with not much love and as a result of the coming months all the leaves dropped and went yellow/brown. right now, i have a peace lily with a few brown leaves and flowers which have bent right over. Jack. Jack. This will leave a clear stem and crown. By BBC Gardeners' World Magazine. Tender species make good house or conservatory plants. That’s it. Discover the secrets to success in this Quick Tips video. Cut the flower stalk panicles off the tree after a few weeks of blooming if you live in a wet area. You could cut right down at the base and it will reshoot, almost always with multiple growing points. Sorry , yes the plant is huge & the ends of the leaves are sharply pointed. Hi Nick, I would leave it for now until early summer to see how it grows… it shouldn’t be losing that many leaves so it doesn’t sound too healthy but they are tough plants, so I expect it should recover. I heard if you cut the flowers off fruit plants they will grow bigger and produce more fruit later in the season ultimately. Take a good few years to bulk up, at first it looks like grass. Perfectly suited for small gardens, you… The flower stalk when finished effectively terminates the stem and makes it branch so you will end up with two or three new proper stem branches in due course. Sitting outside on boxing day watching a flock of these 'balls of cotton-wool' birds feeding a few feet away is a trasured moment in my life. ... (including Cycads and Cordyline… It came with a tag that looks... Yuk, been picking off scale insects (quite big black ones that kind of crack/squish)... », re planted cordyline and it looks like its dying, Add a photo How to grow organic rhubarb and cook it – the tastiest around! It’s the first plant in our garden, planted by our previous neighbours and friends Jenny, Peter and Cath. Hi Jen, How to make an Aeonium arboreum branch (part one), My self-help guide to resisting seed and plant catalogue order overload, Allotment Month 61: December vegetables with winter salad, kale, roots and squash, Beware plastic netting in lawn and wildflower turf. No worries at all! We are note sure the best way to treat it we want to keep it as tall as possible but also want it to be like it used to be ie lots of leaves As mentioned Ritchie, you have a Phormium tenax and not a Cordyline. It produces lots of black glossy seeds that you can germinate. Rather than chopping off the heads of all the canes at once, cut the tallest one first. They are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds, which for some people is enough of a reason to let them form. Will the part you cut grow leaves or flower again? I’ve got one in a ceramic pot and you can see some roots around the top of the soil line. It put out about 20 shoots all around its trunk. You can leave the flowers to set seed and cut off the stalk when you feel like it. May 6: Save the Planet Concert, Pink Palace, Brisbane The germination process takes about one to three months. It’s a good question, why even pollard a Cordyline australis in the first place? Cut the stem into sections at least 30cm in length. Should I do this regularly when leaves start to sleep down even if they are not completely brown and dead? Haylee. Palm Fasc Best Ingrid, Hi Jack, Our cordalines are growing way too large. Young plants are often used in bedding and container displays. I ordered a cordyline australis verde online and today I received a cordyline indivisa. Well, I agree, there is no point, the bigger they get the more beautiful they are… usually. Some plants like geraniums have a bloom stalk but I don’t cut them. The cordyline fruticosas top can be cut off once it becomes to tall for some indoor growers. But either way, it’s now two meters lower and for a few years, back below the fence line. It was only a few inches high when I planted it, but I put some wonder grow on it and it's a massive tree now. Cordelyne Query. Full sun. up bid I leave it this year you think it will come again next year again? I angled it slightly to let water run off and used a saw, it is incredibly easy to cut through. Do You Cut Off Dead Roses?. Best. This is because Cordylines are slightly tender and the leaves offer the plant some protection from frosts, so it’s best to wait until they’re out of the way. I tried to cut the actual leaves once (as they were overhanging some other plants so we were desperate) but it didnt go well as the leaves then obviously looked terrible! Why don’t we talk more about patterns in gardens? Hi Jack( we didnt plant it ), but have a truly huge cordyline that is next to the front door & also blocks the window we keep snipping leaves away to avoid being stabbed every time we walk past but it really needs a massive prune & wouldnt like to lose it altogether but no idea where to start. Last year it flowered for the first time a live spike full of white flowers and then seeds that birds were very keen on. Cordylines are unlike conventional shrubs or palms so it can be confusing to know how to prune them, if at all. Thrips. ... All you do is cut the plant, in three ... then they powered off again. Is there a big difference between the two and how big will it grow? Instead I follow the stalk until I feel a little bump, then I snap the stalk off at the bump. This causes no harm and flowers can either be removed or retained and cut out later when no longer attractive. If you are unsure of where to cut the flowers, send me a picture or tell me which type of plant it is and I will tell you where to make the cut. Thanks, Hi Wayne, that’s normal. I think it is too dry here. Really old plants end up with a large multi-headed crown of leaf rosettes. Required fields are marked *, I am an RHS qualified garden designer, studying with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. The Hawaiian ti, or Cordyline fruticosa, is a lovely plant, distinctive with dark maroon leaves that emerge from the top of tall canes. Do you have any tips to keep the size under control please? And the unhealthy/dead looking leaves are quickly advancing from the bottom to the top. They normally flower around June, so spikes forming mid May is about right. Can you root prune a cordyline that is planted in a pot? Is this normal and is it best to ... Post by HarryandNess » Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:45 pm Ness says: Ours is too and it's flowering as if the flowers are too big for it! should i de-head flowers on my cordyline? Hi Nina, yes keep cutting it down to maintain that. I've heard it's OK to cut the trunk down and new shoots should sprout from the cut … In cold … When to Cut Down Flowers for Winter. We had everything cleared out as the trees were too close to the windows and the tree surgeon said the “palm trees “ were actually cordylines. Timely gardening advice from Crocus.co.uk - Cordyline. View on Amazon » 4 replies. This way some foliage is visible while you… Healthy, blooming roses (Rosa spp.) How to Prune a Ti Plant. Hi Jack Is there any way of ‘training’ them to grow upwards instead of outwards? Unless you like the flower i'd advise cutting it off as it takes a lot of energy from the plant to produce, if it's healthy & in the ground then fine, but if it looks unhealthy, has winter damage or is in a pot then i'd advise cutting it off, better to use the energy to grow more leaves & more height imo Or trimming it down for new growth? All I really want is one new shoot. I really don’t want to put it into a larger pot, as it matches others in the garden, but not sure whether trimming the roots down a little will kill it. Jack. The new growth at the bottom looks dead to me. Use a sharp knife to cut the shoots as close as possible to the main plant, trim the leaves back to just 2-3 emerging leaves then plant the cuttings into a good quality well draining potting mix or sharp sand. Each time it flowers, the proper stems branch again. you place the flower below your thumb and repeat here: 'Mama had a toddler and the pinnacle popped off', as you flick your thumb and the flower is going flying away. Also because the plant is only in active growth from spring onwards, so cut it in winter (as I did) and you’ll be looking at a log for a few months. The third problem is that these are moisture loving plants, so a large, multi headed tree in full sun would drain this part of the border of more moisture than I would like. How often do you water the plant: How to grow cordyline. 2 replies. I don't know where you are in the UK, joepiano, but its still quite mild. It's been 5 years and this will be the first time I get to see it flower. Lower Cordyline leaves need removing as the plant grows and this creates the trunk of the plant. Enjoy beautiful deep-pink, nectar-rich flowers in spring and yellow foliage in autumn. Thanks. The side and base shoots will develop and the result will be a more full and bushy plant, if shoots appear where your don't desire them just nip them off … Should I cut it. How to prune salvias – three pruning groups, RHS’ The Gardener’s Book of Patterns: a directory of design, style and inspiration, Wild about Weeds: Garden Design with Rebel Plants. We have a very tall cordyline in the garden, with one trunk about 18 - 20 ft high. So thanks for that. add a splash of bright color during their flowering period, but blooms quickly lose beauty as they begin to fade. For a comprehensive guide to growing moth orchids, check out my orchid eBook, Moth Orchid Mastery, on amazon. Cutting down spent flowerheads and stalks at the end of the growing season is a ritual for some gardeners. The best time is not when I cut it, we live in a microclimate. Should I cut the flowers off my Cordyline? Cut it near the ground, leaving a stump that’s at least 10cm tall. These sap-sucking insects can cause discolouration and scarring on the leaves as well as generally stunted growth. All are great in pots or as an accent. So vigorous is our tree I’ve counted at least 20 new shoots up and down its stem. You can chop the Cordyline back to any point you wish and new shoots will form just below the cut. The actual flowers have a wonderful vanilla-like fragrance, that can be quite overpowering, but it attracts the bees, and the seed heads form in the autumn which can attract the birds. I angled it slightly to let water run off and used a saw, it is incredibly easy to cut through. Should I be doing something with the new growth? Good luck with yours! It’s such an architectural rock that our garden has felt bereft without it. What would you recommend doing with it, keeping up the watering etc? Not sure what the issue is, but here’s what happened. Thank you in advance Once you have cut off the top of the Cordyline paint the cut with Arbrex which is available in most garden centres with a decent garden shop. what do i do with my cordylines once they have flowered, do i cut the stem / 21 Jun, 2009 Birdman. Cordyline australis has become ... Pruning generally should be limited to removing dead leaves and spent flowers. We moved to this house on the east coast of Scotland about 41/2 years ago and in front there were 2 massive “ palm” trees as well as lots of overgrown bushes . For outdoor plants, wait until the middle of spring to do this. There is also a well established branch coming off the main trunk about 8 foot up from the ground which I would like to saw off to keep it from growing outwards so low down. I’m struggling with one of these trees, we’ve relocated a 20’ tree from a neighbours garden to mine, all the top of the tree has turned from green to brown and I feel we are losing it. More unhealthy/dead leaves every day. Seems to be going mad. If 6 months or a year later, when there is obviously 2 growing shoots, you were to say cut/snip/rub/saw one of them off, then you can "groom" this plant to grow a single straight, (or bent), stem/trunk (instead of … Please can you give me some advice as it’s likely to be died but I really want to bring it back as it was a gorgeous large palm. I don’t really want anymore branches but its always seemed to be a very healthy tree and was wondering if you can advise if it’s possible to cut the shoots off close to the trunk, stick them in some potting compost and grow them on in the same way as if they were suckers out from the root? Cut it near the ground, leaving a stump that’s at least 10cm tall. I have a plant that I don't know what it is. The scent from the flowers has been wonderful this year but it would be great if they were a little lower. If it is dying. Fingers crossed it reshoots! How do you water a cordyline planted in a tub? You can chop the Cordyline back to any point you wish and new shoots will form just below the cut. Most are shorter than Cordyline australis; are clump forming; and have tall clusters of fragrant, white-to-pale lilac flowers in summer. Take a good few years to bulk up, at first it looks like grass. Yes, by pinching or damaging the growing tip will stimulate the growth of side shoots, if the plant is too tall you can even cut the top off to the desired height. Seems to be moving from the bottom up. Hi can you advise why my leavers are going green? If you have several you can cut them for an attractive blue bouquet. You’ll now be left with the middle piece of trunk. Very Much Appreciated In the past month there were probably some flowers and seeds left but now is just the spike. Yes, you will need to give it some fertiliser in the form of a compost mulch or liquid seaweed when it’s growing as it has suffered a major loss. Cordyline Australis 'Red Star' (Cabbage Tree). Just green leaves and no trunk at all . We have a very tall cordyline which is starting to look very sparse at the top ie just branches with a few leaves. I don’t want it to grow any higher. ... Should I cut off cordyline flower? Thrips. Firstly, it is leaning more and more toward the sun to the south, this lean was pulling the roots out of the ground. Use these tips for deciding when and how to cut hosta flowers in your garden. Pruning generally should be limited to removing dead leaves and spent flowers. « I have a plant that I don't know what it is. I wish I knew how to show you a picture. add a splash of bright color during their flowering period, but blooms quickly lose beauty as they begin to fade. Hiya, Im sure this plant is a cordyline and for some reason its dying. Cut the panicles 3 to 4 inches from the center of the leaves with sharp pruning shears. In younger Cordylines where they have not developed a clear woody stem, things might be trickier in terms of caring for cordylines. Pests and diseases – grasshoppers can be controlled by spraying with carbaryl or malathion. Follow these steps in spring to fix a cordyline that has become leggy: Cut its top off, leaving 10–20cm of clear trunk below the last leaves. You’ll probably end up with a multi-stem specimen in time. What you'll find is that when they flower the plant then splits the trunk. After it sprouts new growth, do the next tallest one. I suppose you could argue that pruning could be useful to encourage the plant to branch sooner and lower but as they grow they naturally branch anyway. Should I cut off flower spike on cordyline? Leaves that used to be vibrant pink are quickly fading to a light brown. Outdoor Cordylines are generally hardy and can usually survive harsh frosts and snow, although younger plants and coloured foliage may be at more risk of damage. You could cut right down at the base and it will reshoot, almost always with multiple growing points. I have inherited three cordylines which are very bushy and close to the ground. ... nectar-rich flowers in spring and yellow foliage in autumn. They normally flower around June, so spikes forming mid May is about right. A new growth started to emerge from the very bottom in the hot summer and looked great. They truly are water wise plants. Good shout, I will try to remember to take a photo and update it soon! After this plant flowers, that growing stem usually "bifurcates" or splits into 2. The cutting that's left is about 15 centimetres - just push it into a potting mix or some soil and before long … The one I have grown is nice it’s about 12ft high but if I cut it down do I replant the half that I have cut… And it will be OK just smaller next to the one half still in the soil..? Coleus Coleus Plant Has Flower Spikes: What To Do With Coleus Blooms. Although once the leaves start appearing, it will be back in business, usually with a lot of new shoots. My Cordyline is sending up loads of shoots from the base level. The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. Discover cordyline. Hi Julie, When you say being stabbed, are the leaves sharp? I have a large flower on the top of my cordaline, it is 4 years old. Thanks, Hi Katie, it’s absolutely fine. If 6 months or a year later, when there is obviously 2 growing shoots, you were to say cut/snip/rub/saw one of them off, then you can "groom" this plant to grow a single straight, (or bent), stem/trunk (instead of … You can also knock off the mites with a jet of water. Cordylines are unlike conventional shrubs or palms so it can be confusing to know how to prune them, if at all. Sunday, 24 March, 2019 at 3:00 pm . Do You Cut Off Dead Roses?. Thanks very much! Also, will need compost/ fertiliser when I plant it? My only advice would be that if you don’t like the stump look, go right the way to the ground and it will soon bounce back from there with a more natural look. Cordyline australis, commonly known as the cabbage tree or cabbage-palm, is a widely branched monocot tree endemic to New Zealand.. When all the leaves are cleared the best thing to do is grab the trunk and feel your way down the trunk until it feels very hard and woody – then cut the top of the Cordyline off. It put out about 30 new shoots up and down its trunk! Healthy, blooming roses (Rosa spp.) What you'll find is that when they flower the plant then splits the trunk. how large is the root on a 12 foot cordyline. Nigel. If your cordyline starts to get a little unkempt, you can prune it to enhance its shape and improve its growth. Cut out any severely affected parts of the plant and destroy the material. As it grows the new stems will morph the old trunk to reduce the unsightliness of the cut. Like all plants, cordyline can fall victim to a number of diseases. Record the plants in your garden, share your photos, and make like-minded friends. landscape and garden design in Clapham, London. Cordylines are easy to propagate. Do this early in the day so that the leaves have a chance to dry out. Now all of the flowers have gone and there are some seedheads left on the flower spike and I was beginning to wonder about when to cut them down. Anyway , one seems to be regrowing as a bush. Reply: If a leaf is dead you need to remove it, by cutting it off or simply plucking it off the plant. You can also knock off the mites with a jet of water. Thanks Jack, at least I now know whats its called , Hi Jack It’s true I could have erected an elaborate stake and rope scenario to yank it back in place but the second problem is that this position on the south corner of our main border meant it was casting large amounts of shade along the rest of the border. This has happened to quite a number of Cordyline Palms this year Susan and one of the main reasons is the intense summer temperatures this year and this in … Please can you help me? They are now about 8” long. Grows on You is a community for gardeners. I peeled off a few old leaves from the original trunk. Hi Jack, I have a great looking 15 year old multi- headed Cordyline (8 heads) and it’s around18’ high. Electric Pink grows 45 feet tall and wide. Hi Jack – Our pink cordyline is 6 years old and was healthy until now. As mentioned Ritchie, you have a Phormium tenax and not a Cordyline. All the leaves were very yellow so I have cut then all down. All you do is cut the plant, in three - replant the head and the middle part of the stem in the ground or plant in a pot. Cordyline. Thank you. But I guess I should expand a little bit given there is so little information on the subject. You can leave the flowers to set seed and cut off the stalk when you feel like it. Despite the impression all of this hacking and chopping may give I am doing this because I love the plant. The key is not to tear into the healthy flesh of the plant. Sunday, 24 March, 2019 at 3:00 pm . If there are any shoots growing off the side of the plant, cut them back. Thank you for any advice. When and how should you prune exotic-looking cordyline? They do keep coming back like whack-a-mole but I’m guessing this will slow once we have a dominant leader shoot again. I think this is better for indoors because it gives the plant a much fuller appearance. It grows naturally not only in the Pacific Islands, but in tropical areas of Asia and Australia, and has become a popular houseplant. A favourite is Cordyline 'Rubra'. If I leave them all to grow it will turn into a many headed Hydra creating even more shade than before. Cordyline Australis £8.50 at Burncoose, Cordyline Australis (Cabbage Tree) £9.99 at Crocus, Cordyline Australis 'Red Star' (Cabbage Tree) £17.99 at Crocus, Cordyline Australis £10.99 at Best 4 Plants. 1 reply. How to make a micro wildlife pond in a pot. If you can reach, the brown old leaves just pull off easily. Dead flower stalks will fall off the tree leaving behind a hole where water can get into … with the aid of reducing away each and every of the ineffective ones, you will motivate the upward push of latest vegetation. Cut out any severely affected parts of the plant and destroy the material. Hiya, Im sure this plant is a cordyline and for some reason its dying. Our Cordyline started showing signs of new growing points in April, these start as green bumps bursting through the barky trunk. These new shoots are particularly delicious to snails and slugs which kept eating them so I added the copper tape to prevent this from happening. But basically it’s been fine – too fine! 29 Jun, 2008 Presh. Hi Jeff, that is totally normal, it’s just how the plant grows and how the leaves change as they age. I needn’t really have worried because as the weather warms up the plant goes into overdrive forming new growing points. I angled it slightly to let water run off and used a saw, it is incredibly easy to cut through. Add another photo I specialise in beautiful future gardens using contemporary design. If you opt to leave the blooms on the plants, the stems should be removed once flowers fade. Cordyline. Pruning generally should be limited to removing dead leaves and spent flowers. Hi Paula , well it's funny you should say that because there was a dead spike on the plant when I moved into the house and I took it off thinking it would come again. I’m obviously not an expert, but I love this cordyline and would like to do what’s best for it. Cordylines are tufted evergreen shrubs that originate from Southeast Asia and the Pacific rim, where they mature to form awkwardly shaped stubby trees with tufts of spiky leaves that resemble huge pineapple tops at the end of each branch. Over the summer it will reshoot along the stem and from the base again. Hello Jack, how is the Cordyline looking nowadays? Coleus blooms are a spike of tiny flowers ranging in color from pale blue (almost white) to purple. If you found this article useful, please buy me a coffee to help power me onto the next free article. Was it wrong to peel off the old leaves or is the hot summer/watering part of the issue? I kept snapping off the ones I didn’t want and it now has a wonderful head of hair again from one shoot at the top. Oops sorry jack your obviously dealing with a top gardener here ! It’s worth looking it up as I’ve not hard pruned a yucca but believe they’re even tougher! Cut the stem into sections at least 30cm in length. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place. The flower at the top of my tree is very heavy and has a large stem coming up from the middle of the tree, can I cut it off or will it harm the rest of the tree if I do? At the moment I can’t decide which of the top shoots to keep, whether to have the new leaves growing to the back, front or side. Discover the secrets to success in this Quick Tips video. Hi Jack I have a 20 year old cordyline which is around 20 foot tall with many branches and flowering pods at the top. I’m panic I started to take them off in hope it would get better. My flower head will be cut off on the next few days or it will self sow everywhere like last time. I have a Cordyline australis - Torbay or Cabbage Palm in my garden in the south of England. It continually flowers from all the heads every spring but has now also sprouted 3 more shoots off the main trunk about 5 feet up from ground level. You can chop the Cordyline back to any point you wish and new shoots will form just below the cut. Thanks Jack Stick this head directly into the soil or into a pot. I live in zone 7b of the US, I'm growing Jalapenos and Tabasco plants for the second year. The leave's die off Naturally Sam, Once theyv'e turned Brown just cut them off, and you will see a Trunk, Cordylines are Trees :). heavily, get stable pruning sheers, and cut back the stem good below the flower. The shoots at the base and mid-trunk are easy, I don’t want these so I’ll keep nipping them off. You could cut right down at the base and it will reshoot, almost always with multiple growing points. With shoots growing rapidly by the day however, its presence will soon be back and our garden all the better for it. By BBC Gardeners' World Magazine. Are you able to post an updated pic of yours to see how it’s regrowing? 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