Cabbage Tree

Cordyline australis 'Red Star'

Cabbage Tree - Cordyline australis  'Red Star'

Common Name: Cabbage Tree
Genus: Cordyline
Species: australis
Cultivar: 'Red Star'

Category: Non Hardy Perennials
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage, Has fragrant flowers/foliage, Suitable for growing in containers, A good architectural plant

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 7.00 m (700 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 3.00 m (300 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: Purple, RedFlowering Period: July & August

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

This popular palm-like tree has arching sword-like deep red leaves retained throughout the year. Mature trees produce dramatic white flower spikes that smell exquisite. It's an ideal focal point plant for a sunny protected border patio or for the exotic garden.  In frost-prone areas it's best grown inside a warm greenhouse or conservatory. In time container-grown specimens will need to be replanted in the garden.

Garden Care: In spring when new growth appears and all danger of hard frosts has passed cut back frost-damaged branches to just above the newly formed shoots.


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Cabbage Tree - Cordyline australis

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