Burgundy Spire™ Cordyline

easy to grow cordyline

A stunning cordylines, Burgundy Spire™ stays “fully dressed” to the bottom of its trunk – that is, the bottom leaves stay on the plant. Tall and majestic like no other.

Sometimes referred to as cabbage trees, cordylines are small trees or palm-like evergreen shrubs, indigenous to Australia, New Zealand and the western Pacific region. Burgundy Spire™ is an upright architectural plant, growing to 9 feet with deep burgundy long, narrow leaves.


Suggested Uses:

  • As a hedging plant
  • To add architectural interest
  • For screening and privacy
  • As a stand-alone patio container plant


Planting Information

  • Growth habit: Upright architectural plant to 9 feet.
  • Spacing: Plant 6 ft apart
  • Mature size: 9 ft tall X 3 ft wide
  • Hardiness: Hardy in USDA zones 8 – 11
  • Light Needs: Best foliage color can be achieved either in full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil requirements: Adaptable to a wide range of soils from extreme dry to wet. Generally prefers acidic soils with a pH range of 6.0-6.5.
  • Water Needs: Will respond to moisture during prolonged dry spells. However, an established plant can withstand long dry windy conditions.
  • Maintenance: Feed sparingly with balanced controlled-release fertilizer. Experience has proven that excessive fertilizer can be detrimental to a soundly developed root structure.
  • Disease tolerance: No diseases observed on plants in trials; no major pests
  • Flower Size: Panicle 20 inches long
  • Flowering Period: Late Spring


Burgundy Spire™ cordyline

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