Cordyline


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Cordyline

 

a genus of plants of the family Liliaceae (sometimes classified as a genus of the family Agavaceae). They are trees or shrubs, measuring 2–12 m tall. The leaves are usually ensiform. The small flowers are in apical panicles and have six segments; they are white or lilac. The fruit is a berry. There are approximately 15 species, distributed primarily in tropical Asia, the Malay Archipelago, Polynesia, Australia, and New Zealand. Many species are cultivated as ornamentals, and there are garden varieties with red and spotted leaves. The species Cordyline australis is cultivated on the Black Sea shore. C. stricta and C. terminalis are cultivated for greenhouses and as house plants. The leaves of C. australis, C. indivisa, and other species provide coarse fibers for brushes.

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B&Qs Outstanding Plant range includes cordylines in 6litre pots for pounds 9.
Over the past 20 years, since I planted two small young cordyline australis palms in my garden, I have watched them reach upwards of 5 metres (16') and provide real focal points in the garden, almost giving it a sub-tropical feel
A Cordylines are almost hardy in many of the more sheltered and built-up areas in Scotland where temperatures do not fall too far below freezing.
I'm delighted to tell you that one of my Cordylines has sprouted six or eight little babies just days before she was destined to be recycled down at Lifford Lane.
Mrs Gladys Blakey AHI, Mrs Blakey, Delighted to hear your cordyline is better
The cabbage palm, Cordyline australis, is popular today, used as an accent subject in seasonal bedding schemes and containers, says Mclndoe, deputy managing director of Hillier Garden Centres and coauthor of the latest in the Hillier book series, Planting With Trees.
The cabbage palm, Cordyline australis, is used as an accent subject in seasonal bedding schemes and containers, says McIndoe, deputy managing director of Hillier Garden Centres and co-author of the latest in the Hillier book series, Planting With Trees.
QI have a 7ft tall cordyline which has recently turned brown and the centre came away in my hand.
Also known as Cordyline australis, it's a good choice for patio containers and can be used as a temporary pot plant in summer bedding displays.
In cooler climes, sub Cordyline 'Festival Grass', Canna 'Tropicanna' or 'Tropicanna Black', or some Solenostemon.
EYECATCHING Bold and beautiful crocosmia, far left, and left, a stunning cordyline
Good EXOTIC - The cordyline adds backdrops include: Trachycarpus wagnerianus, a neater version of the Chusan palm (T fortunei), with smaller, stiffer leaves, able to withstand a windy site; or Chamaerops humilis, a slow-growing dwarf fan palm which comes from southern Europe but is happy in colder areas.