SelecTree: Tree Detail
Cordyline australis 'Atropurpurea'
Photo Locations: San Luis Obispo, CA
Utility friendly tree.
Similar to species, but with bronze to red foliage.
Has fragrant Flower.
Sword Palm Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 20 -25 feet.
Width: 12 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 40 to 150 years.
Leaves Linear, Bronze or Purple or Reddish, 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.
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
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cordyline australis 'Atropurpurea' Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
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