Festival Raspberry Cordyline
Festival Raspberry Cordyline
Cordyline banksii x pumilio var 'CorBzr01' Plant Patent Applied ForItem #7525 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 11
Arching, strap-like, burgundy leaves have a bright raspberry edge, adding dramatic color and texture to the garden. Small white flowers appear in summer. This new compact selection performs beautifully in shaded areas or dappled sun; tolerates morning sun. Use in mixed borders in frost free areas. Excellent in containers. Evergreen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; forms foliage clump 3 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:kor-di-LI-ne BANKS-ee-eye poo-MIL-ee-ohDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; forms foliage clump 3 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Compact Form, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fast Growing, Gift Plant, Year-round InterestFoliage color:RedBlooms:Late Spring to Early SummerFlower color:PinkPatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Design IdeasPair with plants that have bright green or gold foliage for exceptional contrast. Situate to brighten and add drama to shaded or dappled sun areas. Cascading strappy leaves can create a fountain effect that is highly prized in garden and container plantings. It is favored by modern garden designers who love its unique form and color for single specimens in ground or in simple geometric containers. Use decadent glazed ceramic pots and urns to give this plant a rich Asian flare.Companion PlantsBush Daisy (Euryops); Mexican Heather (Cuphea); Verbena (Verbena); Lantana (Lantana); Canna (Canna)
- CareCare InformationProvide average to enriched, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to develop an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought in mild coastal regions. Survives moderate frosts, but may go dormant at 15° F. In harsher winter climates, bring indoors before threat of frost.Pruning time: prune old foliage in spring.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory:An Anthony Tesselaar International introduction. Festival Raspberry's parentage includes: C. australis, C. pumilio, and C. banksii. Cordylines normally grow into small trees or palm-like evergreen shrubs with a trunk, however the Festival cordylines are different in that in that they are basal branching, forming multiple short stems spreading out from the base of the plant to create a sturdy low-growing grass-like plant, reaching no more than 3 feet tall.Lore:Cordylines are indigenous to Australia, New Zealand and the western Pacific region. This vast group is classified in the Agavaceae family with most members native to India, Australasia and Polynesia. The genus was named by French botanist, Philibert Commerson in the middle 18th century who derived it from the Greek for club, referring to the thick club-shaped root. The entire genus Cordyline is always subject to a great deal of confusion because of their similarity to both Phormium and Yucca. This is complicated by their former genus, Dracaena, Batistii, and Robinsoniana.