Cordyline australis ‘Cherry Sensation™’

Cherry Sensation Cordyline
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Plant Type

Palm

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

4-6′ x 4-6′

Exposure

Partial to Full Sun

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

White

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer

Special Features

Coastal Conditions, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit

Vase

Sunset Garden Zones

5, 8-11, 14-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

9A-11

Moderate-growing palm-like evergreen typically growing to 4-6’ tall or greater with age, likely producing multiple heads as it matures.  This attractive variety features narrow, gracefully arching, sword-like, multi-toned leaves in shades of pink and cherry-red. With age, showy spikes of sweetly-scented white flowers rise above the attractive foliage late-spring to summer. Tolerates coastal conditions, though protection from direct sea wind is recommended as well as some shaded protection from summer sun in hotter inland areas. Great for adding a tropical appearance to the landscape and is ideally suited for pool or patio areas, in the ground or in containers. While somewhat drought tolerant once established, a more robust-looking specimen will be achieved with moderate watering in a well-drained soil. Thrives in a partial to full sun exposure.

USDA Zone: 9A-11
Sunset Zone: 5, 8-11, 14-24, H1, H2

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