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Cordyline australis is a small evergreen tree from New Zealand with several stout branches arising from a single trunk. Leaves long, sword-shaped, in dense clusters at the branch tips. Large panicles of small, fragrant cream flowers

 

 

Hardiness

H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)

 

Aspect

South-facing or West-facing

 

Exposure

Sheltered

 

Moisture

Well-drained soil, Moist but well-drained

 

Soil

Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

 

pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

 

Size

Ultimate height: 4-8 metres

Ultimate spread: 2.5-4 metres

Time to ultimate height: 20-50 years

 

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in a sheltered position in full sun or partial shade

 

Propagation

Propagate from seed or suckers

 

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Low Maintenance Drought Resistant Architectural Coastal

 

How to care

Pruning: Not usually pruned

 

Pests: Can get scale insects and glasshouse red spider mite under glass

 

Diseases: May be susceptible to Cordyline slime flux

 

Diseases: False smut may attack the leaves

 

Cordyline Australis

£8.40Price
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    0131 445 4698

    Damhead Nursery
    Damhead Farm
    Lothianburn
    Midlothian
    EH10 7DZ

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