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Cordyline - 'Red Star' (Cordyline, Cabbage Palm)

Type Tree, Evergreen, Flowering
Form Spiky Foliage / Spiky Upright Form, Architectural Form
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Red Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Cordyline - Cultivation Notes

Plant in spring in any fertile moist yet well drained soil. Cordyline will tolerate shade but avoid planting in hot dry or cold exposed areas. Protect in cold areas by tying up leaves.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Cordyline:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Ornamental winter bark / tracery
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Cordyline:

  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Architectural plant with dramatic foliage suitable for hot dry spot
  • Added winter interest from attractive bark or stems

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Common Missspellings: Cordiline, Cordeline, Coredeline, Cordaline

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