Festival™ Raspberry Cordyline
Festival™ Raspberry Cordyline foliage
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 3 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 9a
Other Names: False Dracaena
Group/Class: Festival Series
Young leaves on this variety begin dark red, then mature to deep burgundy with dramatic raspberry edges; spectacular when massed on the landscape; perfect for adding a lush, tropical feel to the garden or indoors
Festival™ Raspberry Cordyline has attractive burgundy foliage edged in red with hints of fuchsia which emerges dark red in spring. The sword-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain burgundy throughout the winter. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Festival™ Raspberry Cordyline is an open multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.
This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should never be pruned except to remove any dieback, as it tends not to take pruning well. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Festival™ Raspberry Cordyline is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
- Hanging Baskets
Planting & Growing
Festival™ Raspberry Cordyline will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.
Festival™ Raspberry Cordyline makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.
Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.