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Cordyline australis ‘Red Star’ is a compact plant, with evergreen long, thin, arching, bronze-red leaves. It’s ideal for growing in pots and is well suited to growing in sunny border alongside aother tropical plants such as cannas, or on the patio. Mature plants produce branches of sweet-smelling, ivory-white flowers in summer, which are extremely attractive to bees. Its autumn berries are loved by starlings.

 

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: 3  metres

Ultimate spread: 2 metres

Time to ultimate height: 20-50 years

 

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a sunny, well-drained spot away from cold winter winds. Alternatively grow in a large container which you can move indoors in autumn.

 

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 Red Star

£33.60Price
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    0131 445 4698

    Damhead Nursery
    Damhead Farm
    Lothianburn
    Midlothian
    EH10 7DZ