• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing; reaches 8 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Color and Texture
    Blooms:
    Fragrant, creamy white flower clusters in late spring.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:kor-di-ly-nee aw-STRAL-iss
    Plant type:Perennial
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth habit:Narrow
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing; reaches 8 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Burgundy
    Blooms:Fragrant, creamy white flower clusters in late spring.
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
    Companion PlantsBush Daisy (Euryops); False Heather (Cuphea); Verbena (Verbena); Lantana (Lantana); Canna (Canna)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in deep, fertile, well-drained soils; shelter from harsh winds. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to develop root system. Once established in landscape water regularly during growing season; reduce frequency in cooler winter months. Water container plants when soil surface becomes dry. Move indoors before the threat of frost.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.