Cordyline x ‘Salsa’

Salsa Cordyline
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Plant Type




Overall Mature Size


Mature Height & Spread

6-8′ x 4-5′


Full to partial sun


Medium, Low Water

Special Features

Coastal Conditions, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit


Sunset Garden Zones

5, 8-11, 14-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone


Moderate-growing palm-like evergreen, typically growing 6-8’ tall x 4-5’ wide or greater with age, eventually developing a central trunk. This attractive Australian hybrid features narrow, gracefully arching, sword-like leaves in a striking meld of red and deep pink. 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 this variety can survive with little water 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: 8-11
Sunset Zone:

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