CORDYLINE australis 'Red Sensation'

Commonly known as Dracaena palm, New Zealand cabbage palm

Reddish-bronze leaves.
  • Evergreen
    Bronze, sword-shaped leaves to 70cm (28in) long at the branch tips
  • Height
    6m (20ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Tree
    Palm-like tree branching sparingly with age. mature trees produce tiny flowers followed by white or blue-tinted berries
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
    In colder areas bring young plants into shelter or fleece-wrap for winter
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

CORDYLINE australis 'Red Sensation'

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Architectural interest
    Good to know
    Syn. Dracaena australis. Young plants make a good pot subject. Wildlife plant - nectar for insects and berries for birds, especially starlings. Can be grown as specimen plants in borders or as courtyard plants. Develops a branched crown after first flowering
    Pests & Diseases
    Scale insects, red spider mites under glass
    Place of origin
    New Zealand
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    Broad panicles to 1m (39in) across
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
    Border
    Suitable for a mixed or herbaceous border
    Coastal / windswept
    Patio / pot plants
    Sub-tropical / mediterranean
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
    Heavy, pervading scent
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Bird friendly
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Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

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Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

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Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
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Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

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Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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