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Hello! I have a 20' Cordiline. Can I dramatically cut it back without killing it please? Thanks for any help! Jon.




yes - but not now. Best done in May, and when you saw it down, do it an angle to allow rain to run off. This might mean new growth arrives at the base, off the roots as well as possibly regrowing from the top of the cut stump, or even at a lower point off the trunk.

23 Oct, 2016


Thank you! I would really like it to end up having a nice canopy on top as it has now only much smaller.

24 Oct, 2016


Well, cutting it down will force new growth from all over the place - just remove the shoots you don't want and leave the ones you do. Where the regrowth occurs can be unpredictable, and you may well find you get two stems (over time) growing from where you cut it down.

24 Oct, 2016


Thank you very much for your help! Regards.

25 Oct, 2016


Is now a good time to cut this back please?

29 May, 2017


Yes, it is.

29 May, 2017

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