Locating Cordyline Australis - Knowledgebase Question

Meadow Vista, CA
Question by bobandevasmi
March 1, 2001
I'm looking for single trunked palm like tree that does not grow too tall and can withstand occassional temperatures of 15 degrees in the winter. Is this a good candidate and where can I locate it?


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Answer from NGA
March 1, 2001

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Cordyline australis (also called Dracaena australis) is a rather stiff looking, multiple-trunked plant with a mature height of 20'-30'. It will withstand temperatures of 15F. You can train it to a single trunk but it's more attractive with several trunks. You can prune it back to keep it somewhat smaller. If it still sounds like something you'd like for your garden, a source might be Canyon Creek Nursery, 3527 Dry Creek Rd., Oroville, CA 95965. (Phone 916-533-2166).

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