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Electric Star Cordyline

Cordyline banksii 'Sprilecstar' PP #24,164

Strikingly colorful leaves create a statuesque architectural effect for garden or containers. This compact variety doesn't develop a bare trunk like some; the green and chocolate colored foliage forms an upright, arching clump that stays under four feet tall. Use in mixed borders in frost-free areas. A frost-tender evergreen.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationkor-di-LI-ne kor-di-LI-ne BANKS-ee-eye
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasThis versatile cordyline can create bold, grass-like effects in Mediterranean, tropical, contemporary or formal styled gardens. Plant singly to create an instant sculptural statement. The colored foliage contrasts superbly with formal clipped hedges, conveying a relaxed yet neat and stylish look. Plant in mass to create a sense of movement, or to add dramatic texture. Place in formal containers, in pairs flanking an entry, or in a grouping of varied pot heights to create a point or create a vertical effect on patio or balcony.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Tropical
Growth HabitCompact, Upright, Vase-Shaped
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Houseplant, Mass Planting, Poolside, Specimen, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureClump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsVariegated Shell Ginger (Alpinia); Lantana (Lantana); Bush Daisy (Euryops); Plumbago (Plumbago); Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis); Mexican Heather (Cuphea)

Thrives in average to enriched, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to develop root system. Takes mild drought when established in mild coastal settings; water container plants when soil surface becomes dry. Likely root hardy to 15°F. Apply a slow-release fertilizer in spring.

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