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Cordyline 'Burgundy Spire' (Cabbage tree)

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Plant description

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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.

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: purple
Flowering season: summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 3 metres
Minimum height: 2 metres

Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres

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, wet, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, wet, moist.

Sand: dry, wet, moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 6.0-7.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good all purpose fertiliser.

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