Cordyline australis

Giant Dracaena, Fountain Dracaena, Cabbage Tree

Palm-like evergreen shrubs and trees have leaves high on woody trunks like Joshua Trees. Leaves are 1 to 2 feet long and tinged with purple or red. Some types, such as Cordyline australis and Cordyline indivisa, bear decorative flowers. Most types are frost tender and can be planted outdoors only in warm regions. They are often used as houseplants elsewhere. Cordyline australis is hardy to 15º F. Cut back when young to keep plant full and bushy. All types except Cordyline terminalis tolerate some aridity.
Cordyline australis, Giant Dracaena, Fountain Dracaena, Cabbage Tree
Its dense swordlike leaves, stout trunks, and white flowers create a tropical or desert effect. Grow with multiple trunks for an interesting silhouette. Good in containers when young.

Attributes - Cordyline australis

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Late Spring through Early Summer

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 6 ft. to 12 ft.

Width: 6 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.

Related Plants

Cordyline terminalis, Cordyline terminalis 'Bronze', Cordyline terminalis 'Lilliput'
 
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