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Palm Tree Advice Needed in (United Kingdom)

jagjeet.sanghajagjeet.sangha Posts: 5
edited September 2019 in Plants
Hi All

was hoping for some advice. I have fairly recently moved into a new house and approx 2 years a go the below palm tree was green and healthy all year around however over the last few months its just deteriorated.

I was after some help please
1) What type of Palm tree is this ?
2) Does it have some sort of disease ? 
3) If it does have a disease how can i help it ?

thank you..


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  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,690
    This could be a cordyline australis. I do not know if your plant's syptoms match this

  • jagjeet.sanghajagjeet.sangha Posts: 5
    edited September 2019
    Hi thanks.  I cannot see any slime and neither am I experiencing any smells which is what they are saying slime flux normally presents it self as.

  • This looks like a Cordyline to me too, they grow freely where I live, personally I am not keen on them but everyone has different tastes.  The flowers are yellow with a strong fragrance.

    These trees die off if the weather freezes, but after a short time (perhaps next Spring) you should see new shoots coming from the base of the tree.  Unless the parent tree is in danger of falling and causing damage then I would leave it just as it is for now.  If there are no shoots by this time next year then remove the tree and plant another if you wish to.
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,683
    It's growing in a lawn... have you applied any chemicals or herbicides?
    "What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbour". 
  • Thanks Guernsey Donkey 
  • WillDB yes the grass was treated with chemicals last winter, Could that be the reason then ?
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,855
     I'd say it's 100% dead and you might as well remove it.
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