Cordyline australis 'Red Sensation' (Red Cabbage Palm)

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Full sun-part shade; moderate water. Evergreen palmlike from New Zealand. In youth, forms a fountain of narrow, 3ft long leaves colored purplish red. Upper leaves are erect; lower ones arch and droop. In maturity, a tree to 20-30ft tall, 6-12ft wide, branching high on trunk, rather stiff looking; with age will branch to produce several heads. Fragrant, ¼ inch flowers in long branching clusters in late spring. Used for tropical effects, with boulders and gravel for desert look, near seashore.