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New Zealand Cabbage Tree

Cordyline australis ‘Red Comet’

New Zealand Cabbage Tree
C
ordyline australis ‘Red Comet’ with its palm like leaves makes a fantastic feature plant in the garden or on the patio. It is hardy and likes to grow in a sunny, but sheltered position. Its upright growing habit makes it an ideal plant to use alongside sedges or other high contrast foliage and flowering plants. ‘Red Comet’ is a more suitable selection of Cordyline for use in open garden positions.
 
Leaf: Linear dusky red leaves, striking feature
Size: 2.5m H x 1.0m S/Trunk forming
Flower: White during summer
Perferred Location:

Garden Border/Patio Container

Water & Nutrition: Use a base dressing of Scotts slow release fertilizer. Cordyline does not need heavy feeding and it is best not to force plants into growth so that they can establish a good root structure
Likes: Full sun and free draining soil in a sheltered location
Dislikes: Water logged soil and temperatures below -8°C
Presentation Ideas: Plant in contemporary containers or in containers with summer or winter annuals. ‘Red Comet’ makes a striking feature planted in groups of 3 in mixed borders with underplanting of shrubs or perennials
Grown In: Ireland

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