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Products > Cordyline Electric Flash ['Sprilecflash'] PP26,267
 
Cordyline Electric Flash ['Sprilecflash'] PP26,267 - Electric Flash Grass Tree
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Tree
Family: Dracaenaceae (~Agaveaceae)
Origin: New Zealand (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Spring
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Height: 4-8 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: <15 F
Cordyline Electric Flash ['Sprilecflash'] PPAF - Another of the interestingly colored Cordyline banksii cultivars coming out of Australia that with Electric Pink and Electric Star provides new bold colored plants with a clumping habit for California gardens. This one has narrow leaves that have a chocolate colored central stripe and cream colored margins - very attractive and unusual! As with the other "Electric" series it is a cultivar of Cordyline banksii, the Forest Cabbage Tree, or Ti Ngahere as it in known in the Maori language. This species is more clump forming like a Phormium and this parentage makes this plant a smaller more clumping species rather than having the tree-like stature of the Cordyline australis cultivars, which easily reach 25 ft. tall. Though listed as only growing to 4 feet, we suspect it will be like the others in the series and approach about twice this with new shoots rising from the base and along the stems. Plant in a well-drained soil. While fairly drought tolerant in coastal gardens, it will certainly be more lush with regular irrigation and should prove hardy to around 15 F, growing well in USDA zones 9-10. This Cordyline banksii hybrid comes from Sprint Horticulture of Wamberal, New South Wales, Australia and was accepted for Plant Breeder's Rights protection in June 2013 and received US Plant Patent 26,267 in December 2015. Pictures of this plant provided by Sprint Horticulture.  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 'Electric Flash' PP26,267.
 
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