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Cordyline purpurea felled

Post by Dave Brown » Tue May 03, 2011 9:40 pm

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My Cordyline purpurea did not fare well in the cold weather with the leaves drying up as the warmer weather arrived. I held out hope that the growth point had not been killed, and that it would continue to grow. That hope was dashed yesterday with the gale force winds stripping most leaves off.
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and then the bark was peeling off the trunk at about 5 feet.
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this means that the trunk has been damaged for most of it's height so had to come down. TIMBER
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The bottom 4 feet of trunk appears undamaged as was in a Chamaerops crown. This has been left in place hoping it will resprout.

Trunky Trachycarpus looks a bit funny at the moment as never seen it on it's own :lol:
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Re: Cordyline purpurea felled

Post by Simba » Tue May 03, 2011 9:52 pm

Tis a pity....

How long had it taken to reach that height..?


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Re: Cordyline purpurea felled

Post by GoggleboxUK » Tue May 03, 2011 9:56 pm

Gutted for you Dave. It was bad enough losing mine and they'd only been in the ground for a few months and were only 3ft high.

Losing a mighty one like that is awful. Trunky looks great on it's own though, really shows off the shape of the foliage to better effect.
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Re: Cordyline purpurea felled

Post by samirbouag » Tue May 03, 2011 11:07 pm

ow gosh! i'm so sorry for your codyline! :(


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Re: Cordyline purpurea felled

Post by Dave Brown » Tue May 03, 2011 11:12 pm

I planted it about 1995 ish I think. It has never flowered, hence the single stem. A bit indivisa-ish really. Hopefully it will regrow from the base or lower trunk.

Stiil got the sun here Sam, but temps only reached 11.9C here today with gale force easterly winds. You took the warmth back to the Med with you :ahhh!: :lol:
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Re: Cordyline purpurea felled

Post by samirbouag » Wed May 04, 2011 1:53 pm

Dave Brown wrote:I planted it about 1995 ish I think. It has never flowered, hence the single stem. A bit indivisa-ish really. Hopefully it will regrow from the base or lower trunk.

Stiil got the sun here Sam, but temps only reached 11.9C here today with gale force easterly winds. You took the warmth back to the Med with you :ahhh!: :lol:


HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA 11.9C BRRRRRR it's the temperature in winter for me! :lol: i'm so sorry dave! :? :D i'm must to come back to uk! to bring back my mediteranean climate with me! lol hahhaha :P it's true when i was there, i was on my ass! icon_salut the weather was like the french weather! the same! no difference, or just, the sky, because where i live the sky is very very clear and clean, because the mistal blew! that's all! :DD


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Re: Cordyline purpurea felled

Post by Dave Brown » Mon May 16, 2011 6:38 am

Sam, you can come back and stay all summer if it makes our weather like the South of France. icon_thumright :lol:
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Re: Cordyline purpurea felled

Post by Las Palmas Norte » Mon May 16, 2011 4:21 pm

It may take a while but a pretty good bet it will send new growth from below.

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Re: Cordyline purpurea felled

Post by Rachelpalm » Mon May 23, 2011 2:06 pm

Hello
what a right shame. I had one about 6 feet tall which was 9 years old which done the same thing a few weeks ago. Cut it right to the ground hoping it will reshoot in a few months( like my green one which was about 7 feet and the entire trunk rotted, but it is now reshooting from the ground and had 2 shoots which are about 10 inches each). Let's hope they grow back.


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Re: Cordyline purpurea felled

Post by kata » Mon May 23, 2011 3:51 pm

So sorry Dave,

I was that shocked by it hanging like a thread, then when I saw it on the floor I could'nt believe it....very bad news Dave, this is not good...how do you cope with such devastation?

This flippin climate of ours is disgraceful but it IS supposed to get warmer, too late for the Cordyline though.

You have my sympathy.

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Re: Cordyline purpurea felled

Post by Panama Pete » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:08 pm

Did this ever come back Dave from the ground?


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Re: Cordyline purpurea felled

Post by Dave Brown » Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:33 pm

Panama Pete wrote:Did this ever come back Dave from the ground?
Yes but is still only about 1ft tall. Just doesn't seem to be growing at all :roll:
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