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Cordyline fruticosa

Cordyline fruticosa

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

2m

3m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Cordyline fruticosa Overview

An upright clump-forming evergreen shrub native to Asia and Australia. Has a strong, branched trunk reaching a height of 4m in the wild as a shrub. As a houseplant or in gardens it reaches 1.5m. The strap-shaped leaves are up to 75 cm long and 15 cm wide and are clustered at the top of the stem. Bears panicles of small, scented, white purple flowers in summer, which are followed by many red berries.

Common problems with Cordyline fruticosa

How to propagate Cordyline fruticosa

Seed

You can propagate by seeds, offsets or suckers in the spring.

Suckers

Cuttings

Stem cuttings in the summer.

Other uses of Cordyline fruticosa

Specimen