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Cordyline australis 'Red Sensation'/Cabbage Palm

Cordyline australis 'Red Sensation' / Cordyline australis 'Red Sensation'
Specimen plants in the Houston Botanical Garden
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Specimen plants in the Houston Botanical Garden

Specimen plants in the Houston Botanical Garden

A cljump with shoots at various heights

A close view of an established plant

Very large, mature tree forms at Villa Carlotta on Lake Como in Italy

Large rosette of foliage

Rosette of foliage

Cluster of plants of varying heights growing at an Italian Villa

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Scientific Name: Cordyline australis 'Red Sensation'
Common Name: Cabbage Palm
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: The primary feature of this soft yucca-like plant is its striking purple-bronze foliage. It makes a strong presence in the garden because of the rosette of colorful foliage. It is an excellent selection for containers, especially large containers in the garden. Plants are quite cold hardy and can become permanent elements in the garden although they appear to be tropicals.