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Cordyline 'Burgundy Spire' is a colourful palm like perennial plant with lance shaped dark burgundy leaves striped boldly with pink. It is a very low maintenance plant for landscaping use, and makes a great contrast plant in the garden, or a fabulous container plant for courtyards and patios. Rarely troubled by pests or disease, and does well in a wide range of soil types, including wet. Drought and frost tolerant, and good for coastal gardens. Plant in sun or part shade.
Flower colour: purple
Flowering season: summer
Maximum height: 3 metres
Minimum height: 2 metres
Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, wet, moist.
Sand: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 6.0-7.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good all purpose fertiliser.