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Hi there, anyone know what this is ,maybe cordyline ? it has started getting brown leaves ?

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by ashley1234, Apr 19, 2021.

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    Yes, it's a cordyline. As it grows the lower leaves will die and drop off.
     
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      It's usually the leaves at the bottom that die off, so those brown leaves at the top are a concern. It has been very dry (around the SE anyway) Whereabouts are you? - is it lack of water?
       
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        Hi , i am in southern part of Hampshire, and it has been dry lately, the plant was there when i moved here about 30 years ago .First time this has happened , so maybe lack of water ?
         
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        Hi ,any idea of variety please . I know the bottom leaves drop but there are brown leaves developing at top , very dry lately here in Hampshire , could it be lack of water ?
         
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          I think it's frost damage.
          Did you get a spell of strong freezing winds in February.

          The variegated cordylines are usually less hardy than the plain green ones.

          Personally I'd be very surprised if it was lack of water as they are pretty drought tolerant.
           
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            Yes there were a lot of frosts and cold winds in Febuary and March ,so maybe your right , thanks for info.:)
             
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              I would guess at Cordyline Australis Variegata Ashley.

              I agree with Pete. It's probably frost damage on the top leaves.
               
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                Yes ,it looks like its that , it seems the variegated are not as hardy .Thanks for your info .:)
                 
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