Cordyline Australis Purpurea is a very stylish yucca like landscaping plant with beautiful strappy purple leaves. Older plants develop beautiful trunks and grow in to small elegant evergreen trees with a maximum height of 3-4 metres. This stylish variety of Cordyline is often used in high-end designer gardens, plantings in high-visibility feature areas, including foyer and pot applications. The beautiful strappy purple leaves anchored to the sculptural stems/trunks provide an exquisite display all year round..
Despite the timeless appeal of Cordyline Australis Purpurea, the plants are actually very robust and quite easy to grow. They are generally pest and disease resistant and handle a very diverse range of growing conditions from very hot to quite cold, and are also drought tolerant. Unlike many of the common and wild varieties of Cordyline which tend to grow irregularly and are often difficult to establish, Cordyline Australis Purpurea is highly suitable for landscape applications because of its superior performance. Common names of Cordyline Australis Purpurea include Purple Cabbage Tree.
Advantages of Cordyline Australis Purpurea
Strong healthy architectural foliage ideal for landscaping
Beautiful specimen plant ideal for high-impact feature
Textured trunk with beautiful shape
Extra-low maintenance (very hardy)
120 - 150cm height in the first 2-3 years, but can grow to 3m+ over the years
2.5m apart is suitable planting distance though these are generally planted as features
Will grow in part-shade but prefers full sun
Generally drought & frost tolerant
Suitable for pots and will grow in most regions of Australia
Seed Sowing Instructions
Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden