SelecTree: Tree Detail

BRONZE DRACAENA
Cordyline australis 'Atropurpurea'

General Notes

Similar to species, but with bronze to red foliage.

Has fragrant Flower.

Family: Agavaceae

Tree Characteristics

Sword Palm Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 20 -35 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 40 to 150 years.

Leaves Linear, Bronze or Red, No Change, Evergreen.

Flowers Showy. Fragrant White. Flowers in Summer. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

White or Mostly Blue Berry, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Fall Wildlife use it.

Bark Dark Brown or Light Green, Furrowed or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 5, 8 - 11 and 14 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist to Dry Soil.

Drought tolerant.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Slightly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Moderate Zone.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Not Deer Palatable.

Wildlife use Fruit.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cordyline australis 'Atropurpurea' Tree Record." 1995-2017. Nov 24, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/cordyline-australis-atropurpurea >

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