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Cordyline australis Charlie Boy

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Cordyline australis Charlie Boy Cabbage Tree, Cabbage Palm,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Grasses, Strappy & Tufting, Shrubs Clumping, Tufting

A great feature architectural plant with magnificent purple and pink variegated foliage that grows on a slender upright trunk. A very hardy variety that can withstand heat and frost. Makes a great stand out feature to the landscape in the ground or in a container, also looks great when planted in mass. Grows approx. 2.5m tall.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Asparagaceae PacificIslands

Foliage Colour: Burgundy, Pink, Purple, Variegated
Flower Colour: Cream
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: High
Wind: High