How tall does Cordyline australis grow?

How tall does Cordyline australis grow?

five to six metres
The height to which your Cordyline will grow will, to a certain extent, depend on soil conditions and under good conditions the trees can reach five to six metres.

How do you look after a giant Cordyline australis?

Position in good light, but protect variants with coloured foliage from direct sunshine. Water plants freely during the growing season, but sparingly in winter. Feed monthly with a balanced, liquid fertiliser from spring to late summer. Top-dress or pot up in spring.

How do you care for a dracaena Cordyline?

Outdoor Care

  1. Make sure the plant has evenly moist soil and partial shade to full sun.
  2. Provide ti with approximately 1 inch of water every week that it doesn’t rain, as the plant grows naturally in areas with high rainfall.
  3. Water the plant with a hose or soaker to keep the foliage dry.

What is the difference between Cordyline and dracaena?

Dracaena, another popular houseplant, is commonly confused with cordyline. They look similar and are both related to agave. One way to distinguish between the two is to check out the roots. On cordyline they will be white, while on dracaena the roots are yellow to orange.

How do I make my Cordylines bushy?

Yes, by pinching or damaging the growing tip will stimulate the growth of side shoots, if the plant is too tall you can even cut the top off to the desired height.

Do Cordylines have big roots?

The root structure of Cordyline australis consists of a large rhizome (food storage organ) and fibrous roots, this below ground structure is in excess of 25 per cent of the whole biomass of the plant. Unfortunately Cordyline australis resent their root ball being disturbed and are therefore difficult to transplant.

How do I make my cordylines bushy?

How long does a Cordyline live?

In very good conditions a horticultural plant can live to 50 years. Cordylines aged 20-plus years are not uncommon in established nurseries. It takes about four years for a stem cutting to attain an acceptable size and 15 to 20 years for Cordyline to develop a trunk and grow into a tree.

Do Cordylines like sun or shade?

Cordylines are dramatic and eye-catching and yet solidly dependable garden plants which are easy to maintain and rarely suffer from pests and diseases. However, they do need a well-drained soil that is in sun or part shade.

Can Cordylines grow in pots?

Cordylines need space when planted in a pot and will need to be potted into large containers for more permanent planting. Flowers can be produced on mature plants that have a delicious scent.

Can you cut back Cordyline?

You can chop the Cordyline back to any point you wish and new shoots will form just below the cut. I angled it slightly to let water run off and used a saw, it is incredibly easy to cut through. You could cut right down at the base and it will reshoot, almost always with multiple growing points.

Should I cut the brown leaves off my Cordyline?

You can cut off the brown tips, they tend to die back a bit at the end of summer and remove lower leaves if required. However as Winter is approaching it would be wise to protect the whole plant with horticultural fleece if it cannot be moved in to a greenhouse. Cordylines are susceptible to damage in low temperatures.

How tall does a Cordyline australis tree grow?

This plant develops a taproot which needs the root space of a large and deep container for best growth. Cordyline australis, commonly called giant dracaena or cabbage palm, is one of the best known and most recognized of the plants indigenous to New Zealand where it typically grows as a single or multiple-trunked tree to 20-30’ tall.

What kind of plant is Cordyline australis Dark Star?

Cordyline australis ‘Dark Star’ This Cordyline australis cultivar has very dark reddish bronze leaves and may be able to grow as large as the species though it is not a vigorous plant. It appears to be a mutation of ‘Red Star’ and was received by San Marcos Growers in 2005 from a tissue culture lab mixed with plants of ‘Red Star’.

What does Cordyline australis pink stripe look like?

Cordyline australis ‘Pink Stripe’ – This cultivar is a showy and vigorous plant with dense clusters of arching, sword-like leaves that are dark gray-green with a pink midrib that forms a crown the ends of the branches. We have an 8 foot specimen in our nursery garden and it has produced large panicles of small, sweet-scented flowers in late spring.

Where did Cordyline aurea striata get its name?

A plant was given to Victor Davies of Duncan and Davies Nursery of Plymouth, New Zealand. It was slowly propagated at the nursery and released for sale in 1979 using the name ‘Sir Victor Davies’. This plant may have also been called Cordyline australis aurea-striata.