CORDYLINE australis 'Red Star'

Commonly known as Dracaena palm, New Zealand cabbage palm

Striking bronzy red
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CORDYLINE australis 'Red Star'

Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
£15.00 each 

Any 3+ £12.00 each
Available again from March 2022 - New stock in early spring.
Also Large £40.00 each 
Delivery Information Available again from March 2022


  • Evergreen
    Arching, leaves 30-90cm (12-36in) long.
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • 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 younger plants into shelter or fleece-wrap for winterbring into protection or fleece-wrap in winter
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Architectural interest
  • Good to know
    young plants make a good pot subject. Wildlife plant - nectar for insects and berries for birds, especially starlings. Syn. Dracaena australis. Can be grown as specimen plants in borders or as courtyard plants in warmer areas. Develops a branched crown after first flowering
  • Pests & Diseases
    under glass - scale insects, red spider mites.
  • Place of origin
    New Zealand.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles - broad panicles 1m (39in), or more across
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept - slightly back from the sea with more shelter
  • Patio / pot plants
  • Sub-tropical / mediterranean
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Obovate see photos above
  • Ovate
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
  • Bird friendly

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