Elevate the look of your landscape by introducing Cordyline pumilio x banksia or Design-A-Line™ Cordyline. This ornamental grass boasts long blades of burgundy-red foliage that will add drama and color to your yard. The center leaves grow upright, and the outer leaves gently arch outward, creating a spray of colorful foliage. The foliage truly is a showstopper, but tiny white blooms emerge during the summer and provide a sharp contrast against the deep red leaves.
The low-maintenance Cordyline makes a stunning addition to borders, mixed garden beds, mass plantings, and containers. The plant has a rounded, clumping appearance, and it's an evergreen, so it will provide year-round color and help brighten up a winter landscape. The Design-A-Line™ Cordyline is disease-resistant for peace of mind, and it’s also deer-resistant so that it can thrive despite nuisance deer. This plant is a perennial in USDA zones 8 through 11.
Design-A-Line™ Cordyline Plant Care
Newly planted Cordyline will need water when the top several inches of the soil dry out, generally a couple of times a week. Once established, this plant will not require water regularly, but keep an eye on the plant and the weather and water during an extended dry spell. Place the plant in an area that receives part sun to part shade. Use rich, well-draining soil with a pH of 6.0 - 6.5.
Feed the plant using a balanced, slow-release fertilizer to promote healthy, lush foliage during the early spring. Pruning is unnecessary, but trim back any damaged growth in the spring.
Design-A-Line™ Cordyline Plant Spacing
This dwarf variety should reach 3 feet tall by 3 feet wide once mature. Space the plants as close as 1.5 feet apart to create the appearance of a large cluster planting or a border. Spread the plants at least 3 feet apart to display their natural look.
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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.