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Cordyline australis Red Star

English name: Red Star Red Grass Tree

Latin name: Cordyline australis ‘Red Star’

Family: Asparagus- Asparagaceae

Origin: Under cultivation at the Palm House

The ‘Red Star’ cultivar of Cordyline australis  is characterized by the intensive dark brown colour of its sword-like leaves. It grows from three to six metres tall. Its small, sweet-scented flowers appear from the late spring until summer. Due to its high decorative value, it is grown in gardens in countries with Mediterranean climates; in places like Poland’s, only as a potted plant.

Cordyline australis Red Star