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Asked by
Anonymous on
February 13, 2014

Q. Cordyline Australis

Our three Cordyline australis looks dead after the snow. Most of the leaves have fallen off. Are they definitely dead and what’s the best way to dispose of the dead leaves? Thank you.

Answered by
Nikki on
February 12, 2014
Certified Expert

This article will help you with determining if the plants are dead: But I have a feeling that even if the stems are dead, the roots (having been insulated from the snow) are alive and these plants regrow from the root quite well. I would throw the leaves away. They can be poisonous to animals so better safe than sorry.

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Asked by
Piquxi on
June 13, 2018
West Sussex

Q. What is this tree?

Can anybody identify this tree? And can it be easily transplanted?

Answered by
drtreelove on
June 13, 2018

It's a Cordyline australis, cabbage palm, native to New Zealand. Your's may be Torbay Red variety:

Easy to transplant when young, but mature plants have a massive root crown that is hard to dig and move.

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