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Cordyline australis 'Pink Champagne' - Pink and White Cordyline

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Tree
Family: Dracaenaceae (~Agaveaceae)
Origin: New Zealand (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Spring
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Height: 2-6 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
Cordyline australis 'Pink Champagne' (Pink and White Cordyline) - This new cultivar of Cordyline australis has narrow upright pale green leaves that are variegated along their margins with cream white, and blushed with pink near the base. This plant is similar to 'Torbay Dazzler' and 'Albertii' but with narrower leaves and because of its slow growth is not supposed to grow as large - time will tell! Best in full coastal sun to light shade - some shade protection necessary in hotter inland gardens. It is drought tolerant in coastal gardens but responds well to occasional to regular irrigation. Useful in dry gardens but also offers a tropical look. A great container plant. It can tolerate coastal conditions if protected from direct sea winds (Zone 2). It is hardy to around 15 F, growing well in USDA zones 9-10 (and possibly warmer Zone 8 locations). In the RHS Cordyline Trials James Armitage wrote of this plant that it was a sport that occurred during the process of micropropagation. We began growing this plant in 2008 and will update information about it as we make further observations.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Cordyline 'Pink Champagne'.
 
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