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Products > Cordyline australis 'Paradise' PP19,963
 
Cordyline australis 'Paradise' PP19,963 - Paradise Grass Tree

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Tree
Family: Dracaenaceae (~Agaveaceae)
Origin: New Zealand (Australasia)
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Summer
Synonyms: [Dracaena australis]
Height: 20-30 feet
Width: 8-10 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
Cordyline australis 'Paradise' (Paradise Grass Palm) - This is a palm-like, sub-tropical tree that grows with an upright habit and with age will branch to produce several heads. This cultivar has coral to salmon colored leaves with bronze margins. Although this is a relatively new plant in cultivation we speculate that it will grow much the same as other Cordyline but perhaps growing considerably slower as it lacks much in the way of chlorophyll. In cultivation many of the Cordyline australis cultivars cultivated in California reach 20 - 25 feet tall and spread to 12 feet. It will likely produce large panicles of small, sweet-scented flowers in late spring to summer. 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). We received this plant in 2007 from Foremostco of Miami, Florida. This plant received Cordyline australis 'Paradise'  The information on this webpage is based on research conducted about this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of it as it grows in the nursery in containers, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it growing. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Cordyline australis 'Paradise'.
 
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