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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 page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have observed it in. We also will incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing Cordyline australis 'Paradise'.
 
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