RELIABLE RED FOUNTAINâ„¢
1 November 2009 621 views
Red Fountainâ„¢ grows well in low light, retains its colour, stays low and bushy and forms a cascading mound of glossy burgundy strap-like leaves.
Red Fountain™ grows well in low light and will retain its colour. It stays low and bushy (never more than a metre) and forms a cascading mound of glossy burgundy strap-like leaves.
It doesn’t take long in the landscape business to work out that plant selection can make, or break, a project. Straight-forward jobs usually cut you some slack if your plant knowledge is a bit thin, but the minute you’re faced with something trickier, you need to have a list of dependable favourites to pull out of your pocket. Here’s one that deserves a spot on the list.
Imagine you’re faced with a planting zone with three strikes against it – high profile, no maintenance and shade. For example, the area around the entrance to a new set of townhouses; a dry, low light area with no budget for ongoing maintenance. You need to plant something which looks really good, grows well and will look after itself.
Cordyline Red Fountain™ scores well on all counts. It’s a basal branching variety which stays low and bushy, forming in time a cascading mound of glossy burgundy strap-like leaves. It grows well in low light areas and retains its colour – which is, by the way, important as many other Cordyline options end up a not so glamorous shade of rusty brown.