Cutting back old fronds.

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Cutting back old fronds.

Post by karl66 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:33 am

On my dicksonia's i have always cut frond base's back to approx an inch & half above trunk ? , i've noticed on other blog's/pic's that others leave them alot longer? . karl.


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Re: Cutting back old fronds.

Post by Tom2006 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:30 am

I use to leave them longer but cut right back now.
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Re: Cutting back old fronds.

Post by Dave Brown » Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:40 am

karl66 wrote:On my dicksonia's i have always cut frond base's back to approx an inch & half above trunk ? , i've noticed on other blog's/pic's that others leave them alot longer? . karl.
I generally don't cut them off, unless fried. 5 or my 6 stay green most years, particularly as I throw duvets over in really hard frosts, but having said that they took -7.1C in mid December, as the frost was not forecast to be harsh :roll: but they have still remained green icon_thumright The 6th one always fries icon_scratch even in -3C.

The one that fries. I cut the old fronds back leaving around 6 inches. This is to protect the young croziers from strong winds which have snapped them in the past, but once the new flush has grown, I pull the cut frond bases outward and cut them as close to the fur as possible :wink:
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Re: Cutting back old fronds.

Post by dino » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:18 pm

I never cut mine until new ones are well established. Nature always sorts itself out.


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