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Cordyline australis purpurea 'Purple Tower'Cabbage Palm

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.


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Striking statement foliage plant for border and container use

Swordlike foliage creates contrast and movement among more traditional shrubs

Essential addition to any jungle exotic or mediterranean themed garden


Height Up to 6m (234in)
Spread Up to m (156in)

Hardy Shrub

patioconservatorylow maintenance gardenexotic gardenspecimen plantcoastal garden

sun or semi shade

Flowering Months

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Add a tropical touch to your garden display with Cordyline australis 'Purple Tower'. The strappy foliage of this hardy but exotic looking shrub is perfect for adding a jungle, tropical or Mediterranean feel to the garden. Scented summer flower spikes bring fragrance to the scene. Best grown in containers while young, larger specimens can be set out in sheltered sunny locations to mature. Height: 6m (234in). Spread: 4m (156in).

1 packet (10 cordyline seeds) (76523)

Sow in trays, pots, etc of good seed compost, just covering the seed with compost or vermiculite. Sow at any time of year. Germination can be slow. After sowing, seal container in a polythene bag and leave at 60-65F (15-18C) for 2 weeks, then place in a refrigerator (not freezer) for 3-6 weeks. After this return to the recommended germination temperature. If germination does not occur in 6-10 weeks return to the fridge for a further 3-6 weeks. Examine regularly whilst in the fridge and remove immediately the seeds show signs of germinating.
How to Grow
Grow Cordylines on fertile, well drained soil. Choose a sheltered position in full sun. Cordylines are particularly well suited to mild coastal locations but do enjoy a fertile soil, so it is well worth incorporating some well rotted manure into the soil when planting.
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Feed and water regularly until fully established. Once established, Cordylines need little attention, but will require some winter protection should temperatures dip below-5C (23F). In cold areas it may be preferable to grow Cordylines in large patio containers that can be moved undercover during the coldest months.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

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