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Cabbage Tree Red Star in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Cordyline 'Red Star'

 

Cabbage Tree 'Red Star'

An attractive palm type shrub or small tree with arching leaves, long and sword shaped. Cordylines can produce clusters of scented flowers in the summer. There are lots of varieties, some of which can grow to 8 meters tall. Pull off dead leaves as soon as they die to keep the plant looking good and to prevent disease. 'Red Star' has purple leaves, darker in the sun, paler in shade or part-shade.

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plant Features
  • Cabbage Tree Red Star likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Cabbage Tree Red Star likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Cabbage Tree Red Star is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Cabbage Tree Red Star likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Cabbage Tree 'Red Star'

Latin name

Cordyline 'Red Star'

type

Evergreens

family

Asparagaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Cabbage Tree Red Star likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Cabbage Tree Red Star is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Cabbage Tree Red Star likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Cabbage Tree Red Star likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Cabbage Tree Red Star is 1.50meters x 1.50meters 1.50 M 1.50 M

Cordyline 'Red Star'

An attractive palm type shrub or small tree with arching leaves, long and sword shaped. Cordylines can produce clusters of scented flowers in the summer. There are lots of varieties, some of which can grow to 8 meters tall. Pull off dead leaves as soon as they die to keep the plant looking good and to prevent disease. 'Red Star' has purple leaves, darker in the sun, paler in shade or part-shade.


Planting Outdoors

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

In Spring dig a deep hole, in a sheltered sunny/partial shady site, add compost and plant container grown plants.

 

Propagation by root cuttings

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

This plant will produces suckers - small plants - and they can be removed and put into pots till big enough to plant out.

 

Flowering Season

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

Clusters of small fragrant white flowers will appear throughout the summer. These flowers are very attractive to bees and butterflies. Dead flowers can be safely removed once they no longer look attractive.

 
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