With cordyline australis most would not think of it as evergreen plants because of all the color varieties it comes in but they are.
The meaning of an evergreen is that it doesn’t die back to just twigs, the leaf will stay green, or in this case red or pink even a burgundy color is still one of the evergreen plants like the cordyline plant cordyline indivisa, and cordyline fruticosa
Can you imagine Red Star and Burgundy Spire side by side in your garden, they look AWESOME together!
With its long, tropical looking leaves, the varieties it comes in are exceptional for an exotic Hawaiian look in any garden.
Don’t Let The Colors of This Plam like Plant Fool You... These are Beautiful Evergreen Plants that will flourish year after year and they will add an exotic and tropical look to any part of your garden you decide to grow it at.
Cordyline Red Star, Cordyline australisis sometimes called the Red Star Cabbage Tree. It has burgundy red sword-like leaves and fragrant white flowers that top the stems in early summer, followed by small white or blue fruits. native to New Zealand that can be grown as a palm-like shrub or a small tree. It is often grown as a shrub in a garden setting, or even as a houseplant. It prefers deep, well-drained soil in full sun, and will tolerate alkaline soils, drought, and seaside gardens.
Below Are Different Varities That Are My Favorite
Caring for Cordyline Australis
These incredible plants have tall thick grass like leaves ideal for containers in your home or on a deck, porch, or patio besides planting them in your garden. All are almost identical when caring for and are rather simple.
Richly colored, palm-like foliage creates an exotic, tropical look that can’t be denied.
They are very predictable and will grow 24" to 36" inches and can get to be about 18" to 24” wide, although I have seen them a bit larger here at the beach where I live In California.
They will grow in Hardy in zones 7-10
They love Full sun but partial shade it what it love best.
Make sure to keep the soil moist but don’t allow it to be waterlogged, over watering will cause the roots to rot and kill off the plant.
Add a slow release fertilizer like Osmocote into the soil prior to planting to help get it established as well as my favorite Mircale-gro Quick Start, it’s loaded with vitamins and helps generate root growth.
Always use a fertilize when firs planted no matter what with a balanced fertilizer like 20-20-20 on a weekly basis if no slow release is added to the soil, but this is only for a short time until the plant becomes established and healthy.
I think you will be very happy you added these varieties to your garden because of the colors, textures and blend well with and compliment all flowers and plants.