Cordyline plants are grown as foliage plants and a huge variety are readily available for sale online. These have become a ‘must have’ landscape plant, colorful foliage and versatile they are a fantastic addition to the garden.
Foliage colours are becoming much more diverse, red, pink and many striped forms. In Australia Queensland is the ideal climate, however these popular plants will also grow well as far south as Melbourne.
With a range of sizes and foliage colours available they are a versatile plant for use in landscaping situations.
Yes you can buy Cordylines online, they are a relatively easy plant to send by post.
Cordyline Species and varieties
Species and cultivars include Cordyline australis, Rubra, Red Star, Red Sensation, Stricta, Red Fountain and Fruticosa.
Cultivars such as C. fruticosa Gold Edge compacta pictured above are becoming increasingly popular.
These are increasingly popular with both landscapers and in the home garden. Great planted in a lightly shaded warm spot where they provide great colour, foliage ranges from green through orange and red to pink along with variegated forms.
Cordyline varieties,include a variety of growth types; tall, medium, low and miniature. The attractive Red Cordyline ‘Red Star’ will grow to 2m ‘Cordyline australis’ will grow to 8m.
- The Pink variety ‘Pink Diamond’ is a popular cultivar as in ‘Pink Sensation’.
- Chocolate colored cordylines (really a very dark red) are also popular, look for ‘Chocolate Queen’
- Black varieties such as Cordyline ‘Negra’ and ‘Black Magic’ are other very dark foliaged cultivars
C. australis is the New Zealand Cabbage Tree. Slow growing to 10 – 15m+ depending on conditions. Also known as the ‘Grass palm’. However it is the cultivars and ssp. that are the most popular, many smaller growing.
C. australis ‘albertii’ is a variegated form, green foliage with cream bands generally 2 – 3m but taller over time to 5m depending on conditions. Not suited to heavy frosts, but grows well in a container
Cordyline Plants are available for sale from the following online nurseries
Australia's finest bamboo display gardens. Non-invasive clumping varieties at competitive prices for screens, windbreaks, garden ornamentals, timber and shoots. Small suburban garden right up to the commercial growers. Can ship to anywhere in Australia. Hervey Bay, QLD. OPEN 7 DAYS
685 Mickleham Rd, GreenVale,Vic 3059
Grass trees, palms, ferns, bromeliads, cycads, cordylines, yucca, bannanas, birds of paradise, succulents, dracaenas, ponytails, for all gardens sizes from small to large landscaped gardens. Advanced Date Palms available.
Online and Retail Melbourne and Geelong based garden centres. Check out their large range of indoor and outdoor plants, Australian Natives, Fruit Trees and Edibles, Succulents, Gardenias, Camellias, Hydrangeas plus a full range garden products for delivery in Melbourne.
52 Rodd St Canowindra NSW 2804
An online nursery specialising in drought and frost tolerant perennials and fragrant, edible and herbs.
470 Monbulk-Silvan Road Monbulk VIC 3793
"Guaranteed mail order flowering bulbs, perennials, roses, trees, landscaping plants, garden accessories and community fundraising Austra lia-wide."
357 Monbulk Road SILVAN VIC 3795
Guaranteed "garden worthy" bulbs, plants and perennials. Visit the website to browse our large range of daffodils or request the latest free catalogue.