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Festival Burgundy

One of the most stunning cordylines, Festival™ Burgundy has wonderful dark shiny color, form and habit that combines to make it so popular amongst gardeners and landscapers alike.

The burgundy strap-like leaves make it stand out in any garden planting or mixed container, however it's this cordyline's round bush shaped plant that grows to 3 ft in height and then with the beautiful cascading foliage which really makes it so versatile for the garden, or planted out in large display pots.

Cordylines are indigenous to Australia, New Zealand and the western Pacific region. They normally grow into small trees or palm-like evergreen shrubs with a trunk, however Cordyline Festival™ Burgundy is so different in that it is basal branching, forming multiple short stems spreading out from the base of the plant to create a sturdy low-growing grass plant, no more than 3 feet tall.

Easy-care, compact and bushy, Cordyline Festival™ Burgundy also produces lovely, star-shaped blush pink flowers in late Spring and Summer.

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
  • Suitable in USDA zones 8-11

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 3 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.


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 x Cordyline pumilio x Cordyline banksii hybrid.

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