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'Red Star' False Dracaena Cordyline australis

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
6' 3' 1.8m 91cm
Height: 3' - 6'
Spread: 18" - 3'
Height: 91cm - 1.8m
Spread: 46cm - 91cm
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  • Details

    36 - 72 Inches
    60 - 120 Inches
    18 - 36 Inches
    91cm - 1.8m
    1.5m - 3.0m
    46cm - 91cm


    Considered to be one of the best red Cordylines on the market, this strong, architectural, tropical plant is wonderful for adding height, texture and color to premium container recipes. Its leaves are a bit narrower and a brighter shade of bronze-red compared to ‘Red Sensation’ which has more purple undertones. An upright central stalks carries the sword-like leaves which are displayed in a fountain-like fashion. Over time, where it is hardy, it can develop into a small tree form. However, most people grow ‘Red Star’ as an exceptional annual.

    Disease Resistant
    Foliage Interest
    Drought Tolerant
    Salt Tolerant


    Plant Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 72 Inches 91cm - 1.8m
    60 - 120 Inches 1.5m - 3.0m
    18 - 36 Inches 46cm - 91cm
    Flower Colors: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark Burgandy
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 

    The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Bloom Time: 
    Grown for Foliage
    Hardiness Zones: 
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Heat Zones: 
    10, 11
    Water Category: 
    Good for Screening
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Maintenance Notes: 

    Cordyline is a grass-like plant. Where temperatures get colder than 15 degrees F, the plants should be treated as annuals. Once the grass turns brown it can either be removed immediately or removed in the spring. It should not be expected to live through the winter and begin growing again in the spring.

    In areas where winter temperatures remain above 15 degrees it should be considered a perennial and the following information should be useful. Evergreen or neutral grasses are usually plants that look like grasses but aren't actually classified as grasses, they are generally called grass-like plants.

    Divide evergreen or neutral grasses and grass-like plants in spring only.
    Evergreen grasses don't ever go dormant. Dividing plants wounds them to some degree. For evergreen grasses this wounding will really affect their ability to live through the winter.

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