Bauer's Dracaena Palm

Cordyline 'Baueri'

Slender trunk is topped by a 5 foot wide crown holding clusters of 2 foot long, broad, sword-shaped rich burgundy red leaves. In summer the crown is highlighted by large clusters of fragrant white flowers. Excellent accent or container item. Evergreen. Full sun. Moderate growing 8 to 10 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide. Tissue culture.
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9 - 11

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Botanical Pronunciationkor-di-LI-ne
Average Size at MaturityForms slender 5 ft. trunk topped with 3 to 5 ft. wide crown of foliage.
Bloom TimeFragrant white panicles occasionally appear in early summer.
Design IdeasWith its bronze-tinted foliage, this Dracaena looks dramatic set against very light-colored surfaces such as stucco or even concrete. It is a suitable alternative to palms in narrow spaces between buildings or tucked into corners. Usually planted as a specimen or small grove under night lighting or poolside.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorBurgundy
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Tropical
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Houseplant, Mass Planting, Poolside, Specimen, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureDramatic Foliage Color

Thrives in average to enriched, well-drained soils. Water regularly during first growing season to develop an extensive root system. Once established in landscape reduce frequency; water container plants when soil surface becomes dry. Apply a controlled release fertilizer in spring. Prune spent foliage as new leaves emerge.

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