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Cordyline australis 'Sunrise' (Cordyline)

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Top ten native plants. Native plant specialist Angus Stewart's top ten native Australian plants.

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Choosing your garden wall in 6 easy steps. Learn about the various types of garden walls and how to select one that suits your requirements.

How to plant. Learn how to plant correctly. Planting correctly will not only get your garden off to a flying start, but it will also ensure that your plants's root systems develop as healthily as possible, maximising their long-term stability.

Plant description

cordyline australis sunrise(1)

cordyline australis sunrise

Cordyline australis 'Sunrise' is an evergreen perennial plant with colourful pink and burgundy striped leaves. It is a tough plant for sun to shade, and does well on sandy to moderately heavy soils. It tolerates heat well for a pink foliaged cordyline, and takes some frost and drought as well. Remove any damaged leaves to keep tidy, and fertilise in spring with a good slow release fertiliser. If a plant without a trunk is required, cut the plant down to within 15cms of the ground and it will reshoot. The cut top can be planted into a loose soil, and may form roots and grow into a new plant.

Further reading: Top ten native plants and Best natives for pots and small gardens (articles written by native plant expert and horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: not specified
Flowering season: not specified

Plant size

Maximum height: 2 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres

Maximum width: 0.8 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Pests

Scale, mealy bugs

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good slow release fertiliser.

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