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david967david967 Posts: 12

Will I be able to transplant this 'palm' without it dieing? as it's a self seeded and in the wrong place. Also could someone ID it for me please. thank you.



  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Posts: 8,024
    It looks rather like a Cordyline australis to me.  It's probably grown as an offset from its parent plant, as they don't produce seed in Britain.

    The main difficulty with moving it is its proximity to the paving.  If you could lift the slab nearest it, you might be able to dig out a reasonably sized rootball...  they prefer a sheltered spot if you have one.   :)
    Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,056
    Liriodendron's advice is good ; if an offset from a much older plant , there's a good chance the roots will be fairly extensive .
    Not even a relative of proper Palms , closer to Asparagus (!) .
  • david967david967 Posts: 12
    Thank you for your advice, I thought it had come from a bag of wild bird seed, so it's a mystery to me  where it came from, I have no knowledge of an older plant.
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