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

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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 is known in the Maori language. This species is more clump forming like a Phormium and this parentage makes this plant a smaller more clumping cultivar, 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 already have plants with short trunks and foliage exceeding this, so 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. The picture on this page provided by Sprint Horticulture with the 2nd image of a specimen plant growing at our nursery.  The information provided on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our nursery's library, from what we have found about it on reliable online sources, as well as from observations in our nursery of crops of this plant as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Cordyline Electric Flash ['Sprilecflash'] PP26,267.
 
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