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Strange growth from our cordyline

Anyone have any idea what is growing from this cordyline plant,had it for ten years and not seen anything like this.Thanks
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  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,120
    It's flowering!  Probably triggered by last year's hot summer.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,634
    Looks like it's flowering  :)
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    It's flowering. :)  There have been several similar enquiries recently, so the weather over the last year has probably contributed to bring them into flower.  Enjoy them and cut the flowering stems right back once they have finished flowering.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • paul907paul907 Posts: 7
    Thanks bob,how far do we cut our hem back
  • paul907paul907 Posts: 7
    paul907 said:
    Thanks bob,how far do we cut them back

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    Cut back as far as you can reach - all the way to the main stem if you can.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • paul907paul907 Posts: 7
    Back to the original green or back to the new stem 
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,120
    edited July 2019
    I agree with Bob - as far down as you can get. You can do the same with any leaves that have got tatty (I appreciate it's not easy to get in there, and you need really sharp secateurs)
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,634
    I kept the seed heads from our phormium, dried them and sowed the seeds the following Spring. Quite a few germinated and l got half a dozen offspring. Might be worth a try if you're interested.  
  • paul907paul907 Posts: 7
    Thanks Jenny,but do I cut the new growths back down to the original green part of the plant or only cut off once flowered back to new stem
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