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.

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