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Blue Dracaena, Mountain Cabbage Tree
Scientific Name: Cordyline indivisa (Forst. f.) Steud.
Synonym: Dracaena indivisa
Family: Agavaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 16,17,20-27
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 26F (-4C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun or afternoon shade

Origin: New Zealand

Growth Habits: Palm-tree like shrub, generally unbranched, usually 6 to 12 feet tall (1.8 to 3.6 m), up to 20 feet, and veins with a reddish tinge

Watering Needs: Needs regular water to grow, still relatively drought resistant


Differs from Cordyline australis by much wider leaves, and reddish veins. Many Cordyline indivisa sold in nurseries are actually cultivars of Cordyline australis.

Blooming Habits:
Whitish green to lilac flowers in drooping panicles, 4 feet long (1.2 m). Globose fruits, bluish-black, 0.25 inch long (6 mm)

Fruiting Habits:

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