Exotic-looking cordylines are a popular choice for coastal and city planting. Hi if you pull the leafs off, the bark that the leaf comes from is very soft and can do untold damage to the very young bark. [quote="firsttimer"]ok thanks everybody, maybe it won't be such a hard job afterall. If not, give it another year or so and check again. I grow many to sell at my garden meetings and talks. The bug is … 6 Dec, 2009 Guest. This is a word of warning..I transplanted a 8ft Cordyline earlier this year. Don't give up hope yet, Beth - we also had a couple of big, old cordylines that looked dead after the harsh winter we had last year. Hi there. Cordyline fruticosa Hybrids (also known and sold as C. terminalis) cost about $10-$20 for 200mm (8″) pots. The best chance of success is to wait until spring, dig a trench about 30cm deep and about 30cm out around the plant, water regularly with a solution of Seasol and leave it for 2-3 months. Think I planted potentially damaging trees near septic tank. Adult trees can survive drought, but young ones struggle. Well, not really. Can I have some advice again please. Today I show you How To Grow a Cordyline From a Cutting, and I give you some Growing Tips and tricks. 11 Dec, 2009 Elfin. The roots are pretty soft so shouldn't put up too much of a fight! Otherwise like me you will suffer mass defoliation. I will be watering them and potting on as the summer progresses. Oh dear. I think its the plants defence mechanism against losing root mass. Rubra means red, and boy, it's red all right but right next door to it is a lovely cordyline with yellow colouring. Cordyline leaves can suffer from rust spores which, can be kept under control by using either Tumble Blight or Dithane and spraying should take place during the springtime. The colorful, sword-shaped foliage of the cordyline (Cordyline spp. Nans Garden Posts: 10 Also because the main tap root is so deep will i need to dig down very deep to remove the root ball, thanks in advance for any helpaiden You need to be a member of Landscape Juice Network to add comments! Cordyline australis, also popular as cabbage palm, is an evergreen shrub with long sword-shaped foliage. Cordylines look at their best when keeping a low profile. How do I know if my Cordyline has Mealybugs? Indoors: bright, filtered light. Grows on You is a community for gardeners. They are very tough to get out. Please help, how can I kill the ivy off because I've heard that the ivy can kill the tree if left. We would like to fit a deck in our garden and it is right in the middle. Cost and availability. Are Cordylines frost hardy? If you check, you should be able to see whether the new growths have formed their own roots below the soil surface and if this is the case, you can detach the new shoots with their roots and pot on separately. Hardiness: Frost hardy to frost tender. While they may not be quite as invasive as echium seedlings they are easily collected and sown in containers in the spring. ok thanks everybody, maybe it won't be such a hard job afterall. It should grow if you plant it in a sunny position, keep the water up to it and perhaps reduce the size and number of leaves. A favourite is Cordyline 'Rubra'. SBK yes - but cut it down and drill into the stump for about quarter to half an inch, put neat SBK into the holes, preferably without spilling it anywhere else... you can just slash into it to expose the inner tissues and apply SBK if you don;t have a drill. The society has continued to go from strength to strength and as the memberships have become geographically wider the name has developed into the International Cordyline Society Inc. Today we boast memberships not only Australia wide but from many locations around the world as we share in our passion for the “Cordyline” also known as “Ti” or the “King of Foliage”. I angled it slightly to let water run off and used a saw, it is incredibly easy to cut through. I took out a 6' x 6' one a couple of years ago, and it took most of the day. Cordylines can survive most winters in the UK with temperatures up to -10 degrees Celsius. Cordyline australis has a taproot, which, if broken, will result in a complete failure to grow. The fibrous root system is fairly easy to remove. Add another photo Flowering time: Summer (sparsely) Planting time: Spring. I just can’t. i've dug to about ten inches deep around it, and it just seems to have a solid root disappearing downwards. Phormium tenax, aka New Zealand Flax. I always have too many growing in pots that I don’t want but throw them out? Tough as old boots but not very frost hardy - withstanding -10°c without too much damage. 27 Dec, 2009 Guest. If the pH level is too high, you can make it more acidic by adding aluminum sulfate, soil sulfur, or chelated iron to the soil; organic compost can also increase the acidity level. You can wrap the heads with hessian or fleece if the forecast says icy blasts but it's no fun, I can tell you. However, purely because it would have been a major undertaking to remove them, we just cut the main stem down to almost ground level in the spring with the idea of hiding the stumps with other planting around them. Back to top. Keep in mind, though, that … Simply because a Cordyline is a monocotyledon therefore the trunk is packed with vascular bundles, and there is the proof I noticed in a client’s garden. Any ideas how to kill a cordyline? oh no, was hoping I could maybe spray something on it to kill it off......... its small enough so should be no problem have removed loads of these cut leaves back the use a pick axe should come up easy /. Using a mattock a maul and digging bar never had a problem, but a cordyline is very fibreous any one know if splitting bits off will work. 23 Mar, 2020; Answers. How to Winterize Cordyline. Add another photo. Otherwise, treat it as a multi stemmed plant and enjoy it. Mealy bugs and scale can be treated with an oil-based spray. You can kill unwanted cabbage palm (Sabal palmetto) trees using physical or herbicidal control. Haha,. Cordyline australis is a non-fussy plant ideal for beginners, with enough visual interest to captivate the most experienced gardeners. and there was me proud of having just removed a sizable leylandii stump. is taking over this small patch of garden and I would really like to remove it. These trees are extremely drought tolerant and can withstand high concentrations of salt in the soil. how deep do the root systems on cordylines go? The roots will require loppers or a hatchet to cut through. Grandad_gar.. First cut the extremely tough leaves off so you are left with a stump. Kep digging, about three feet or more , you will dig down find a large swollen stump you have to get under this and break the anchor roots then rock it to remove, Dig a deep trench fill it with water and leave overnight this will help loosen it, good luck tough job. Cordyline australis, particularly older well established large plants can be rather difficult to transplant as they resent their root ball being disturbed. I myself made that mistake by pulling the dieing leafs off before they were compleatly brown, I would just leave them to go brown and they will soon fall off by there selfs with out any risk to the trunk, Oh dear! 3 years ago a shoot started forming near the base - … Kep digging, about three feet or more , you will dig down find a large swollen stump you have to get under this and break the anchor roots then rock it to remove, Dig a deep trench fill it with water and leave overnight this will help loosen it, good luck tough job. Can I have some advice again please. My cordylines are getting too big for their pots. There are other plants around it, so that sounds a bit nightmarish. plenty of digging in my future. So when a cordyline becomes too tall and straggly for its position, take a clean, sharp pair of secateurs, shears or loppers and remove top growth, leaving about 1 foot (40 cms) of bare stem. 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