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What Is This Plant?

MTB79MTB79 Posts: 52

Hi all,

I wonder if you can help identifying the plant in the attached pictures (I have taken a photo of it and it's trunk)?

My dad is about to throw it away, I was going to adopt it but the place i would put it is fairly near my house, does this plant have a root system that would be an issue?

Thanks :)



  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

    it's a cordyline, they grow a deep tap root when in the ground and some fibrous roots too, when we dug up our 18ft on i guess the roots went out about 18inches each side but it's the tap root which keeps it upright, they do grow a quite quickly so bear in mind windows it may grow past and block out light of a bedroom window etc, how close to the house are you thinking?

  • I would keep it in a container - they make good container plants - lots of info here 

    Hope that helps image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • MTB79MTB79 Posts: 52

    Thanks both, probably best to keep it in a container then to limit it

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