• Cordyline australis 'Purpurea'
  • Cordyline australis 'Purpurea'
  • Cordyline australis 'Purpurea'

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea'

Purple New Zealand Cabbage Tree, Purple Cabbage Tree, Ti Kouka, Ti Cabbage Tree, Palm Lily, Grass Palm, Purple Torbay Palm, Purple Cornish Palm
Size: ex 2L pots

Availability: Sold Out

£8.99

Quick Overview

  • Palm-like tree
  • Purple strap-like foliage
  • Panicles of fragrant white flowers in summer
  • Fast-growing if planted in the ground
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Description

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' is the purple-foliaged cultivar of Cordyline australis, the popular New Zealand Cabbage Tree. Not quite as vigorous or strong-growing as the type species, Cordyline australis 'Purpurea' will nonetheless grow into an impressive tall architectural plant if given a good root-run in a relatively sheltered position. Don't make the often-repeated mistake of trying to grow this as a container plant. Cordylines just hate that mistreatment and need to be in the ground. Cordyline australis 'Pupurea' usually grows a leaner more slender stem than the type species and it often branches less, giving it a more palm-like appearance.

The fragrant flowers are borne on large racemes in mid-summer and are highly attractive to bees.

Additional Information

Order Asparagales
Family Asparagaceae
Sub-Family Lomandroideae
Synonyms Charlwoodia australis, Cordyline australis var. atropurpurea, Cordyline australis var. aurea-striata, Cordyline australis var. lineata, Cordyline australis var. veitchii, Cordyline calocoma, Cordyline calocoma f. lentiginosa, Cordyline calocoma f. lineata, Cordyline calocoma f. nutans, Cordyline calocoma f. veitchii, Cordyline forsteri, Cordyline lentiginosa, Cordyline sturmii, Cordyline superbiens, Cordyline veitchii, Dracaena australis, Dracaenopsis australis, Dracaenopsis calocoma, Terminalis australis
Geographical Origin Horticultural cultivar. Type species from New Zealand
Cultivation Warm sunny position. Water well in summer. Enjoys a rich soil but is tolerant of less. May need some protection when small in colder regions
Eventual Height 6m
Eventual Spread 2-3m
Hardiness Not as hardy as the green type species but usually hardy in most regions, particularly the south. Younger plants may need some protection. Will usually resprout from the base after severe cold

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea'

Purple New Zealand Cabbage Tree, Purple Cabbage Tree, Ti Kouka, Ti Cabbage Tree, Palm Lily, Grass Palm, Purple Torbay Palm, Purple Cornish Palm
Size: ex 2L pots

Availability: Sold Out

£8.99
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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