The Q&A Archives: Bauer's Dracaena use in zone 6

Question: I just purchased your Bauer's Dracaena plant (looks beautiful). I would like to plant this plant in my yard. Will this plant survive since I live in zone 6? Also, do I need to cut the leaves in winter so that the plant does not grow 10' tall and 5

Answer: This plant, Cordyline 'Baueri', is only hardy into zone 9 and prefers much warmer climates such as Florida. It will not survive the winter outside in Pennsylvania. You will need to grow it as a container plant and bring it inside each fall as a houseplant for the winter, if you want to keep it from year to year. Grown this way it will not reach its full size. I'm sorry if this is not what you were expecting.

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