Cordyline – growth and wet soil

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Brian Geoghegan asked 12 years ago

At the bottom of my garden is a river with a large bank which is understandably nearly always wet.I would like to plant some Cordylines down there but am worried about the wet soil.Do you think they would be suitable?Does it take long for them to become established?Ideally I would like to plant Palm trees but they are quite costly and not within my budget.Also, the soil is very sandy.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Cordyline does not like constantly wet soil as it roots quite deeply. But there might be areas a bit higher that would drain adequately and you could try some of them there. They are not expensive as fairly small plants.

They make a fair-sized plant in 5 to 10 years, depending on conditions.