Enter December 2010, a month of extreme cold, snow and ice. This is a month that gardeners all over the UK will remember for many years! Even mild Exmouth suffered, and so too did it's Cordylines.
I am pleased to report that although virtually all of the Cordylines had been defoliated, they are making a strong comeback! Some are shooting up multiple new growth points from the base, whilst others are shooting from the main trunk or branches. A happy sight! Hopefully the new growth will survive the next few winters, go on to form new branches of their own, and disguise the current rather disfigured look that is seen at the moment.
|Damaged Cordyline australis, March 2011|
|Regrowth, August 2011|