Friday, June 22, 2012

Fallen Dahlia Trees

Fallen Dahlia Trees
In an early post I featured our spectacular Dahlia Trees (often misnamed as Giant Dahlias) and mentioned that when it rains they can fall over. The reason why these tall stalks fall is that they hold the water inside their branches, become top heavy and thus toppling.

There is no need to worry, however. Just prune them off. Sometimes the remaining stalks will send out new growth or they will grow new stalks from the base at a later date. Such enduring trees.

June being a wet month for Adelaide certainly tests Dahlia Trees and their water capacity. Here's what happened to mine over night.

Snapped Dahlia Tree Stalks sending out new shoots

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