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Featured Crop Reviews


Cordyline ‘Albatross’

FN 2.02 COR Albatross
Large leaves arch gracefully on a large plant

Spikes are great for adding vertical interest and ‘Albatross’ has them in dramatic dark purple. These are large leaves on a large plant; they arch gracefully, giving the effect of a giant tropical fountain. We recommend using this palm-like shrub as a specimen or a centerpiece—it reaches around 2 to 3 feet high and wide.

Fragrant flower clusters bloom in late spring but these exotic cabbage palms are all about the leathery, sword-like leaves. For long lasting color that stays looking fresh all the way through to the end of the season we rely on foliage plants. We also value the abundance of intriguing forms and textures that these plants add to our designs.

FN 2.03 COR Albatross
Leathery, sword-like foliage provides long-lasting color

Remember: one or two large varieties can easily be mixed into a mass planting for drama. Ornamental ‘Albatross’ is a good choice for full to partial sun—it brings out the copper and burgundy notes in the oversized leaves.

This selection comes in the 1-gallon pot.

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