Red Sensation Cordyline

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Bold Sculptural Accent Red Sensation Cordyline

  • Incredible Foliage
  • Leaves Resemble Burgundy-Red Swords
  • Create Dramatic Garden Containers
  • Modern Edging or Mass Planting
  • Can Develop White Blooms in Summer
  • Houseplant
  • Annual in All Zones
  • Subtropical Evergreen in Zones 9 - 11
  • Stays Smaller in Cooler Climates
  • Grow in Either Full Sun or Partial Shade
  • Rarely Damaged by Deer

Make your mark on your outdoor space this season! Play with texture and color for an "over-the-top" tropical look in your seasonal matter where you live!

The architectural leaves of Red Sensation Cordyline (Cordyline australis 'Red Sensation') can be used as an amazing "Thriller" in containers. But they'll also fill in nicely as a memorable low hedge in a patio planting bed.

Partner them with any of our contrasting Elephant Ears for a phenomenal pool-side garden experience. Or, lively up your Balcony Life with a series of containers in a curated grouping!

Branches erupt from the crown of the plant and those showy, sword-like leaves splay up and out. In warmer climates, Red Sensation Cordyline grows into a multi-branched evergreen tree that will bud and bloom each summer.

Some people choose to keep it a striking Houseplant in their beloved collection. Bring it outdoors for summer in cold winter Zones, and keep it hydrated on a consistent basis.

Accent your landscape with the dramatic burgundy-red foliage of Red Sensation Cordyline. They'll perform like champs in either full sun or partial shade in well-drained soils.

Keep it trim and tidy by removing any older damaged or yellowed leaves as they appear. Keep your containers looking sharp by rotating out spring, summer and fall-blooming "Fillers" around your Red Sensation Cordyline.

Avid gardeners who are now decorating small space gardens can carefully plan for a four-season container. Select long-lived perennials that take turns shining throughout the growing season.

You'll love the outstanding effect of Red Sensation Cordyline. Order yours today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 19.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Red Sensation Cordyline Is Suited to Grow in Zones 9-11, Annual 3 - 8
Growing Zones 9-11, Annual 3 - 8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Cordyline australis 'Red Sensation'
Type Evergreen
Mature Height 3 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Burgundy, Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fragrant Yes