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Cordyline stricta

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Photo Locations: Lotusland - Santa Barbara, CA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Not especially drought tolerant. Compatible with exotic vegetation.

Has fragrant Flower.

Native to Australia.

Family: Agavaceae

Additional Common Names


Tree Characteristics

Sword Palm Shape.

Has Evergreen foliage.

Height: 5 - 15 feet.

Width: 5 - 6 feet.

Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity 40 to 150 years.

Leaves Linear, Dark Green, No Change, Evergreen.

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

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

Bark Dark Gray or Light Gray, Furrowed or Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low in Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 13, 16 - 17 and 20 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 10.

Exposure Partial Shade to Full Shade.

Moist 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.

Not Deer Palatable.

Special Uses & Values


Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cordyline stricta Tree Record." 1995-2019. Mar 19, 2019.
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