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11/06/2014 at 14:31

Good afternoon,

Would somebody be so kind as to tell me if this is actually part of the palm tree? It looks like it's coming from the root of the tree but not sure. Would love to move it if possible.

 

Thanks

Jo

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11/06/2014 at 14:32

Just realised the pics are not very big. Do you need bigger?

11/06/2014 at 14:33

That is a yucca flower - think I can just see it's leaves peeping up in the bottom right hand corner 

11/06/2014 at 15:03

Thanks Dove. So will this happen every year? It's rather impressive and I would love to move it to a more exposed position.

How will it fair do you think?

11/06/2014 at 15:30

Never grown one myself - think they like more sun than I've got here - I think they're quite tough - someone will come along who's done it I'm sure .........

11/06/2014 at 15:37

We had one that was in full sun in our front garden and loved it! 

When we redesigned the front garden we decided to get rid of it as it was HUGE and the leaves were quite spiteful.  It refused to be got rid of!  Even growing up from under paving stones - took 2 or 3 years to eliminate it completely so good luck with your moving!

11/06/2014 at 16:12

OK, so maybe I won't be moving it just yet then.

11/06/2014 at 20:23

The "branch" which is flowering now won't flower again, but it will grow one or two new ones from the bottom which will flower next year. Cut off that branch at the base once it has finished flowering. Here some info on how to move it.

http://www.ehow.com/how_8115776_move-yucca-plant.html

 

 

11/06/2014 at 21:02

Thanks Sue.

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