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Can anyone tell me what this is..?



A new branch seems to have formed on my tree and I just wondered if it was a weed, should i cut it off? At first i thought it might flower but its staying closed so far and in the two years i've lived here, it hasn't flowered before, only just noticed the new branch a few weeks ago. Any information would be appreciated, i'm not even sure what the tree is to be honest, cordyline? It was here when i moved into the property.

thank you :)


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,360

    looks like a flower spike to me image

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353

    Cordyline - and that's the flower spike. image

    The flowers are very small and quite insignificant. It's very early for them to be at flowering stage anyway, but they'll gradually open unless they get some cold weather - which is quite possible.  They can take a while to flower too. 

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 5,167

    For a minute there I thought you meant the telegraph pole! 

    You are lucky to have a flower spike as they don't always produce one - so it must be 'happy'. 

    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • Aww thank you so much for your replies!! haha the pole is in the right place, isn't it ? oh i'm glad it's happy, thats the only place the house gets any sun! Thanks again :)

  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,302

    They smell divine too (in my opinion) - enjoy it when it opens.

    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
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