Cabbage Tree (Cordyline australis 'Red Star')

Common names:
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Plant Habit: Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Plant Height: 24 - 36 inches
Plant Spread: 18 - 20 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Stem
Eating Methods: Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: 6-8 weeks
Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Child plants: 4 child plants


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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2019-07-24
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Date: 2014-04-01
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Date: 2014-04-01
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2019-07-09
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2019-07-09
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Location: Sydney AustraliaDate: 2019-07-08
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Location: MOBOT -   St LouisDate: 2013-02-25
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Time to post variegated, gold, purple, spotted all colors of the rainbow foliage by bumplbea Aug 3, 2020 7:25 AM 169
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Identified! Dracaena marginata by LadyChilli Sep 27, 2019 9:59 AM 11
companion plants for Coral Bells by beatrice1212 May 30, 2019 8:39 PM 6
Cordyline Red Star by Iluvtobake Mar 28, 2019 7:47 AM 4
Bad fall decisions... how fast will they grow? by CrazedHoosier Sep 15, 2018 7:31 PM 4
What kind is this? by Ericsite Sep 1, 2018 4:18 PM 6
Cordyline fruticosa as a houseplant in the mid-Atlantic or northeast? by csandt Feb 10, 2018 5:28 PM 16
What's Blooming - Photos and Chat. by NJBob Aug 4, 2020 2:49 PM 2,442

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