Cordyline australis Charlie Boy Cordyline australis Charlie Boy
Cordyline australis Charlie Boy
Cordyline australis Charlie Boy

Cordyline australis 'Charlie Boy'

Perfect for creating a Mediterranean feel at home.
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
  • A dazzling display of eye-catching burgundy and apricot leaves.
  • Be the envy of your gardening friends and grow a gorgeous Cordyline for instant Mediterranean impact.
  • Easy to grow, Cordylines are an ideal specimen for growing in pots on patios and balconies and make the most of even the smallest of spaces.
  • A unique look all year-round and colour in your garden when all else begins to fade.
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 17cm pot, ready to plant.
17cm Pot - Item: 680256
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Product Description

Be the envy of your gardening friends and grow a gorgeous Cordyline for instant Mediterranean impact.

With burgundy-and-apricot-coloured leaves, the Cordyline ‘Charlie Boy' is a splendid plant for the patio thanks to its compact nature and evergreen foliage. Over time, it will develop a distinctive silhouette thanks to its string stem that will become more noticeable as the older leaves ta the bottom shed.

An ideal specimen for growing in pots on patios and balconies, why not experiment and make a real tropical paradise by growing them alongside other tropical plants such as cannas, and broad-leaved Zantedeschias.

Over time, your cordyline will grow and branch into a small, evergreen tree resembling a palm - hence cordyline's other name of cabbage palm - creating a unique look all year-round and for many years, adding colour to your garden when all else begins to fade.

Easy to grow, cordylines need little maintenance and pruning is limited to removing any dead leaves in the spring. Able to withstand a -7C winter, we do however suggest frost protection with fleeces or wrapping or bringing it into a garage or porch during the coldest months.

Plant in a pot and grow outside through the summer before moving to a protected space such as a greenhouse or conservatory for the winter. As plants mature, they become more frost hardy so can be left outside in all but the coldest weather and will withstand all but severe frost.

Supplied as an established plant in a 17cm pot, standing at approx 60-70cm tall, ready to plant.

What Is Supplied

Item 680256 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 17cm pot, approx 60-70cm tall, ready to plant.

Plant Information

Top Tips

Plant into a decorative container for best effect.

Care Guide

  • Water plants freely during the growing season, and sparingly in winter.
  • Feed monthly with a balanced, liquid fertiliser from spring to late summer.
  • Top-dress or pot up in spring. Although frost hardy, young Cordyline plants, and also coloured varieties are more prone to cold damage.
  • This can be prevented by tying up the foliage to reduce wind damage and prevent water collecting around growing points and causing rotting.
  • In areas prone to severe winters, wrap the trunk with layers of fleece and place a 15cm (6in) layer of mulch, such as bark, over the root area.
  • Move container grown plants to a frost-free location, such as a greenhouse, during periods of cold or wet weather - temporary shelter in a shed or garage will do.
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
300cm
100cm
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Cordyline australis 'Charlie Boy'
Cordyline australis 'Charlie Boy'
17cm Pot
Item: 680256
Only £24.99