cordyline ‘Red Star’ not growing

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Roisin Cahill asked 12 years ago

Last year I planted Cordyline ‘Red Star’ which had been growing in a container for two years and when new growth started from the base, I removed them cleanly, but new ones keep growing and the tree itself is not. Should I give up on it?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
It is possible that the main bud of the plant has died and the suckers are trying to replace it. Let everything grow for two years and then see what is happening.

At that stage, leave either one shoot or several shoots in place for a multi-stemmed tree.