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What type of cordyline is this.


By Dan22

South Yorkshire, United Kingdom Gb

I think it had been in a pot for about two years, and now I have put it into the garden with the whole root ball. It has a red tint as you can see, it is mostly green but the red runs thin trough middle of leaves.
Can I ask if this cordyline will flower.




I'm a little confused by the photograph - I can't see the woody stem, like a thin trunk, that Cordyline usually has. Is there one?

18 Sep, 2009


The picture is from above.

The stem is just starting to form at the bottom, the bottom leaves are going brown i have already cut some off, now its in the ground next spring I am hoping it will be more rapid growing, it has sun for most of the day.

I have read that pots slow the growing of them down, when we bought it it was alot smaller than it is now, hopefully it will now catch up.

18 Sep, 2009


Ok. It may eventually flower, but they don't always. Not sure of the variety, will check it tomorrow if no one else has answered.

18 Sep, 2009


Thanks that would be much welcomed, the last one i had flowered in the same spot so fingers crossed. I await the result of what you find.

18 Sep, 2009


I can't actually see any coloured stripe in your photo above - it just looks like the basic Cordyline australis to me.

18 Sep, 2009


I have added a picture of the cordyline close up, so that the red colour is shown.

23 Sep, 2009


I think its Cordyline australis 'Vietchii' - never seen it, but it has red bases and red midribs running up the leaves, like this seems to have, though yours looks more pinky red.

23 Sep, 2009


How hardy are these types of cordylines, it has been outside unprotected the last winter at least and it didn't die so i am gessing it is a hardy has the normal green types.

23 Sep, 2009


Yes, fully hardy.

23 Sep, 2009

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