Palm? trunk broken - what to do?

jdoram(8 uk)December 27, 2013

Hello, recent storms have resulted in a tree in my garden breaking in two at the trunk. I think it may be a palm tree, but this is just a guess. (image attached of the flowering top of the plant and remaining tree)

Does anyone know what the specific species this tree is? and also, as it has broken in two, is there anything I can do to save it (e.g. saw the trunk at a specific point and treat it) or is it a gonna requiring extraction?

Thanks.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
subtropix

That is not a palm, it's either a Yucca or Cordyline...not sure. Yes, you can root the top part that has broken off and start another plant, the bottom part will also recup. If it were a palm, it most definitely be adios. Good luck.

    Bookmark   December 27, 2013 at 6:28PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
stanofh

Cordyline australis. It has no problems regrowing.

    Bookmark   December 27, 2013 at 6:38PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jdoram(8 uk)

Thank you. I am much relieved it has not at its end. Looking forward to new growth.

    Bookmark   December 27, 2013 at 7:38PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Is a Windmill Palm worth it long term?
Okay guys this is my first post since Gardenweb joined...
MileHighGardener
Needle Palm Spearpull
I planted a needle palm last year and it overwintered...
i_like_pi
Palm fronds turning yellow/brown
I have just moved into a (London, UK) house with some...
Oliver Beattie
Sabal palm and fertilizing bermuda?
Hi, i have been getting alot of help just reading through...
gardy78
Windmill palms for sale on Long Island, NY. 35% off till March 23rd
We currently are having a 35% off sale right now on...
ISLAND WIDE PALM TREES
Sponsored Products
Angela Chazz Storage Trunk
Overstock.com
Conley Cast Iron Ring Pull
Signature Hardware
Racer Rocker by Loll Designs
$479.00 | Lumens
Purcell Living | Cuscino Outdoor Loveseat
YLiving.com
Eglo 27.5 in. Black LED Branch 75029A
$16.99 | Home Depot
Couture Fiesta Key Palm Silver Table Lamp
Lamps Plus
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™