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Growing Festival Burgundy Cordyline

One of the most remarkable new garden plants available. Color, form and habit all go to ensure that this plant is one of the most asked for new plants available. Striking burgundy strap-like leaves help make it stand out in any garden, patio and mixed container. It

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s cascading foliage makes this Festival Burgundy cordyline a real winner.

Cordyline species are indigenous to Australia, New Zealand and the western Pacific region. They are normally small trees or palm-like evergreen shrubs. Festival Burgundy cordyline is a different cordyline. It is basal branching, it forms multiple short stems spreading out from the base of the plant to create a sturdy low-growing grass plant, no more than three feet high. Its long strappy leaves cascade to create a fountain effect that is highly prized in garden and container plantings. Festival Burgundy cordyline is the only basal-branching cordyline on the market today.

Festival Burgundy cordyline combines the rugged easy-care attributes of its cordyline cousins with an unusual mix of shiny dark color, compact bushy form, short stems and cascading grass-like leaves. In late Spring and Summer, Festival Burgundy cordyline also features small, star-shaped blush pink flowers.

Festival Burgundy cordyline grows quickly, forming large clumps of stunning foliage. They are ideal when planted out on banks, borders or municipal plantings. These low-maintenance plants will perform and provide a stunning show.


Key Features

  • Stunning shiny ruby/burgundy foliage adds interesting color
  • Great feature plant
  • Low maintenance and easy care
  • Compact, no stems, grows from base to 3 feet in height
  • For gardens and landscapes plus larger patio pots
  • Grows well in most soil types

Suggested Uses

Landscaping, Commercial or Home garden

Growth Habit

Clump forming dwarf habit.

Flower Size

Small,blush pink star-shaped flowers that have a jasmine-like fragrance appear in late spring and early summer

Mature Height

Grows to 3 feet tall, but cascading habit reduces overall height.

Mature Width

Spreading foliage to 4 feet wide, with a basal clump of 18 inches.


Plant 24 inches apart.


Will readily survive moderate frosts and is hardy in zones 8 – 11. . For winter protection tips, please go to the FAQs for Festival Burgundy cordyline.


Shiny Ruby/Burgundy, long strappy leaves.


Remove old leaves as required.


From light frost to 90 deg F .

Light Needs

Full sun or partial shade.

Soil Needs

Tolerates a range of soils, though will perform best in a well drained soil containing organic matter.

Water Needs

Low to moderate water requirement once established. Water thoroughly when planting during hot weather and continue until established.


Add controlled release fertilizer in Spring around the base of the plant

Disease Tolerance

No major disease susceptibility.

Pest Issues

No major pest susceptibility.

Special Care

Protect from severe frosts, however can take temperatures down to 10 deg F where it will burn off all the foliage,  but so long as the soil is not continually frozen, will come back with new foliage in the spring.


Cordyline australis, Cordyline pumilio and Cordyline banksii hybrid.

Varietal/Cultivar Name


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