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CORDYLINE indivisa

Image of Cordyline indivisa

Family

Liliaceae

Botanical Name

CORDYLINE indivisa

Plant Common Name

Cordyline, Green Dracaena

General Description

Green dracaena is an upright sparsely branched, thick-stemmed, tree-like perennial native to New Zealand. Its branch ends are punctuated with dense clusters of narrow, lance-shaped, light to medium green leaves with distinct red veins. Long dense panicles of cream colored flowers adorn the plant in the summer. There are several nice cultivars, such as 'Purpurea' which has bronze-purple tinted leaves.

This tropical plant prefers moist, yet well-drained soil and partial sun. In tropical areas it is an attractive evergreen tree and in cooler zones it can be grown in containers indoors or outdoors in the summer.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 10

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    9 - 10

  • Sunset Zone

    16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tree

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    20'-30' / 6.1m - 9.1m

  • Width

    6'-12' / 1.8m - 3.7m

  • Bloom Time

    Summer, Indeterminate

  • Native To

    New Zealand

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Slow

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Insignificant

  • Flower Color

    White

  • Fruit Color

    Blue Violet

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Red, Green, Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Striped/Striated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Red, Green, Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Striped/Striated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Red, Green, Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall) Modifier

    Striped/Striated

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Red, Green, Light Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter) Modifier

    Striped/Striated

  • Bark Color

    Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Platy

  • Usage

    Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Houseplant, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds

  • Self-Sowing

    No