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On Nov 13, 2010, hoitider from Emerald Isle, NC wrote:
Really like thid plant one of the very few dark leaved specimem plants tha comes back here in zone 8,ill take about 6 of them in for the winter and put them back out in spring and they really grow nicely, the ones left in the ground come back but dont have the vigor that the others have ,this is a must have if you do container gardening
On Dec 13, 2009, kdfisher from Ellijay, GA (Zone 7a) wrote:
Started and growing in hanging baskets since May of this year. Purchased at Lowes, I am surprised it has survived this long outdoors with a half dozen morning temps in the mid to upper 20's. Made it through some 20 degree mornings as well. Probably two or three heavy frosts and it still remains strong. Only time will tell.
On Mar 3, 2007, weatherguesser from Salinas, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:
Beautiful plant and basically takes no maintenance. Just pull off the dead leaves from time to time. Ours has grown about two feet in the year and a half we've been in our house -- it's now around 10 feet tall. It had no trouble with the recent frost in California (we had six nights in a row of temperatures in the twenties), unlike a lot of our plants.
On Dec 18, 2006, DebinSC from Summerville, SC (Zone 8a) wrote:
This plant was beautiful out side in nearly full sun all summer and fall. I've brought in in for winter and it's done great but the foliage has gone a bit greener with the lower light. Sheila965, I'll be interested to hear how yours did over the winter as it sounds like you're trying it outside?
On Sep 13, 2003, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:
Great color on this form of Cordyline, more cold tolerant than its green relatives. Looks best when leaves are cut at the base in an even pattern. Trimming it up also promotes faster growth to attain height and trunk strength.
Very suceptible to pocket gopher damage. Can be toppled overnight as these creatures eat away the soft underground trunk and root structure.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Clayton, California Fresno, California Hayward, California Salinas, California Bartow, Florida Oldsmar, Florida Port Charlotte, Florida South Daytona, Florida Trenton, Florida Venice, Florida Ellijay, Georgia Chackbay, Louisiana Elizabeth City, North Carolina Kiawah Island, South Carolina Kent, Washington White Center, Washington