Cordyline australis is commonly known as the cabbage tree, an iconic NZ native. It has multiple trunks, and a crown made up of long, bare branches carrying bushy heads of large, grass-like leaves up to a meter long. Early settlers used the young leaves from the centre of these heads as a substitute for cabbage – hence the common name. As the tree matures the lower trunk becomes bare and branches form, giving the distinct tree-like shape. Attractive en-masse, in mixed plantings or as a specimen. Very hardy evergreen. Very old trees will grow to 30m tall, but 10m is a more common height.

Cordyline australis

    • Temperature: Hardy
    • Light: Sun/Semi shade
    • Moisture: Hardy
    • Wind tolerance: Hardy

Note: Our products are classed into standard grades (see Grading under FAQs) but as we are selling a natural product these can vary beyond our control. Heights are indicative only (eg a small shrub or groundcover is naturally short), and pricing is based on maturity.

All prices exclude GST


We are an online only store, but we propagate our own plants as well as source from growers throughout New Zealand

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