Cordyline australis ‘Red Sensation’

Red Sensation Cordyline
Red Sensation Cordyline
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Plant Type

Tropical, Perennial

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Large

Mature Height & Spread

10-20′ x 5-8′

Exposure

Full Sun, partial Shade

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

White

Bloom Time

Summer

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Coastal Conditions, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5, #15

Natural Growth Habit

Upright

Sunset Garden Zones

8, 9, 14-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

9-11

‘Red Sensation’ is a palm-like evergreen sub-tropical tree has long arching broad leaves purplish red producing sweet-scented flowers in late spring to summer.Full coastal sun to light shade. Shade protection is necessary in hotter inland gardens. Consider it drought tolerant in coastal gardens. Requires occasional to regular irrigation inland. It makes a great container plant usually grown to about 36 inches tall. Sometimes ‘Red Sensation’ is confused with ‘Red Star’ but the two compared side by side are definitely different plants. Red Sensation has slightly wider leaves that are more purple hued with a green vein appearing in older leaves.

Height: 10′-20′

Width: 5′ – 8′

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