seeing as you are so good at this, would you be able to help me identify this plant/tree please?
Thank you very much.
My guess would be cordyline australis.
That would be an amazing result.
If you want to tidy it up a bit , the old brown-leaves peel off (downwards) to expose the trunk !
The younger leaves look a bit on the wide side for cordyline. IMHO.
May well be a trick of the camera.