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Electric Pink Cordyline

Cordyline banksii 'Sprilecpink'

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Electric Pink Cordyline (Cordyline banksii 'Sprilecpink') at Echter's Nursery & Garden Center

Electric Pink Cordyline

Electric Pink Cordyline

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Electric Pink Cordyline (Cordyline banksii 'Sprilecpink') at Echter's Nursery & Garden Center

Electric Pink Cordyline foliage

Electric Pink Cordyline foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  False Dracaena

Group/Class:  Design Edge Series

Description:

Young leaves on this variety begin dark red, then mature to deep burgundy with luminous hot pink stripes; spectacluar when massed on the landscape; perfect for adding a lush, tropical feel to the garden or indoors

Ornamental Features

Electric Pink Cordyline's attractive sword-like leaves emerge dark red in spring, turning burgundy in color with prominent hot pink stripes the rest of the year. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Electric Pink Cordyline is an open multi-stemmed annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other garden plants with finer foliage.

This plant 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.

Electric Pink Cordyline is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Electric Pink Cordyline will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. Although it's not a true annual, this plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

This plant 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 is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Electric Pink Cordyline is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting 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 growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Garden  Container  Basket 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features

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