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Q.Can You Plant Cordylines In Border Inside A Pot ?

Zone B65 8HA | Anonymous added on May 15, 2021 | Answered

Hi there. I have recently built a raised border around my garden and was wondering if it is possible to plant a cordyline in a large pot and then sink the pot in a raised border so that the pot is not visible. Reason I ask is that the border runs alongside a wall and I do not want the cordylines to over grow or bush out. The pot would be buried just below the top of the border.

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Answered on May 19, 2021

It's a good question, since these plants grow a pretty massive root ball. If you plan to leave the pot in place for an extended period, I imagine the roots will eventually break through or, if the pot is too strong, the plant may become too rootbound over time. Here's an interesting article from cordyline.org: https://www.cordyline.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=42&Itemid=25
and another from GKH: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/ti-plant/growing-ti-plants-outdoors.htm

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