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.
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