Cordyline Plants
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my Cordyline australis has been damaged

Zone reading uk | phil.stanford@hotmail.com added on May 10, 2019 | Answered

my Cordyline australis has been damaged it has had a hand sized chunk taken out of it by an axe (kids) is there anything I can do to help it recover from the injury

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BushDoctor
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Answered on May 10, 2019

Just wipe it with peroxide. By now, whatever could infect it has already gotten in. Usually, this will not be a big deal, though. IT will heal on its own, as long as it hasn't been "ringed" of a section of bark. That is, if there is continuity of bark from bottom to top.

If it is just an axe wedge, it will likely heal. Can you include a photo? This can help me to see the damage and help you a little better.

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