Cordyline


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Related to Cordyline: Cordyline terminalis, Cordyline australis, Cordyline fruticosa

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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To order by debit/credit card call 0844 448 2451 quoting SMP19575 or send a cheque made payable to MGN SMP19575 to Red Cordyline Offer (SMP19575), PO Box 64, South West District Office, Manchester, M16 9HY.
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
FIERY FLOWERS: Orange Dahlias, left, and crocosmias, below, can give your garden an exotic look TROPICAL FEEL: Plants such as cordyline, above right, can give a tropical feel to your patio
Toxic plants: Asiatic lily, asparagus fern, begonia, box, calla lily, cherr y laurel, clematis, cordyline, chrysanthemum, daisy, daffodil bulbs, dahlia, delphinium, elderberry, eucalyptus, flax, foxglove, geranium, grape plant, green seed potatoes, hydrangea, ivy, lobelia, lupin, marigold, nerium oleander, peony, plantain lily, poppy, privet hedge, tomato plant, verbena, wisteria, yew tree.
Triangle palms (Dypsis decaryi), windmill palms (Trachycarpus fortunei), and red Cordyline baueri provide island like accents.
EASY Move plants in pots, such as Agave and Cordyline, against the house wall for winter protection.
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.
Dramatic black glazed pots, with stand-alone specimens such as a cordyline or date palm, can look stunning in a contemporary setting, while troughs and pots made of metal can also look good in minimalist gardens.
Other good evergreen choices for winter pots include Cordyline australis 'Purpurea', Euonymus fortu-nei 'Emerald Gaiety' and a number of heucheras.
Cordyline, phormiums and hebes are good structural plants which will do well as the focal point of a container.
I got your help last year on a cordyline, which is now lovely.
Mrs Gladys Blakey Barnsley, South Yorks Hi, Mrs Blakey, Delighted to hear your cordyline is better