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Cordyline fruticosa ‘Firebrand’

Tree of kings

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height3m
  • Growth HabitLarge-leaved
  • Flower ColourWhite purple
  • Leaf ColourStriped purple green and cream

Description

Cordyline fruticosa ‘Firebrand’ (Tree of kings). Very striking large leaves of streaked purple green and cream are produced in a rosette habit.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Asia and Australia

Interest and use

Ornamental

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are half hardy to frost tender, min 5C. You will need to provide fertile, well drained soil with full light or partial shade.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds, offsets or suckers in the spring or by stem cuttings in the summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite and scale insects may be a nuisance.

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