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Black Leaf Cordyline in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Cordyline Terminalis 'Nigra'

 

Black Leaf Cordyline

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. 'Nigre' has dark green-black leaves, with blue-black stems, and in Summer has purple flowers

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plant Features
  • Black Leaf Cordyline likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Black Leaf Cordyline likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Black Leaf Cordyline is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Black Leaf Cordyline likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Black Leaf Cordyline

Latin name

Cordyline Terminalis 'Nigra'

type

Evergreens

family

Asparagaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Black Leaf Cordyline likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Black Leaf Cordyline is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Black Leaf Cordyline likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Black Leaf Cordyline likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Black Leaf Cordyline is 0.80meters x 1.80meters 0.80 M 1.80 M

Cordyline Terminalis 'Nigra'

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. 'Nigre' has dark green-black leaves, with blue-black stems, and in Summer has purple flowers


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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