Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Moderate growing 8 to 10 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Easy Care Plant
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Early summer
Landscape Uses:
Landscape Uses
Botanical Pronunciation:kor-di-ly-nee
Plant type:Perennial
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Moderate growing 8 to 10 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.
Foliage color:Burgundy
Blooms:Early summer
Flower color:White
Flower attributesFragrant
Garden styleTropical
Design IdeasRed Star Cordyline works well in a modern or tropical landscape, or in a decorative patio container planted alone or with complementary perennials. The architectural structure of the plant lends itself to a minimalist landscape. Plant linear with decorative rock or a small textured groundcover.
Companion PlantsIn the landscape, pair Red Star Cordyline with other tropical, green-leaf palms and bright yellow blooming perennials and hibiscus. For a more modern look, plant with silver and gray foliage plants that offer purple and blue accent blooms.
Care Information
Keep soil moist and add a controlled release fertilizer to the potting mix or garden soil. Remove dead or damaged leaves as required. In cooler climates, can be enjoyed outdoors during the warm season, but move indoors before the threat of frost.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
History:
Cordyline australis is native to New Zealand and Eastern Australia. Also known as the Cabbage Tree, they are used in ornamental gardens and for culinary dishes such as porridge and a sweet drink. The leaves are very fibrous and are used for making paper, twine, baskets and thatching.