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Planting tip
Soak the rootball of your plant in a bucket of water to wet thoroughly prior to planting. For extra goodness, add a bit of liquid fertiliser.
Cordyline australis
Height: 8m;  Spread: 3m
Cabbage Tree (Tree)
A classic New Zealand icon with single stem and round head. Clusters of scented flowers (spring). Best planted at the back of a shrubbery to limit spread of old leaves.
» Click here for our Cordyline australis article published in The Fringe, February 2016 ...
» For a landscaping perspective on Cordyline species, see this article by O2 Landscapes ...
Photo gallery:
The most recognisable N.Z. icon.
Scented as well as distinctive.
Flowering in November. Canterbury
Cabbage tree flowers
..lovely 'corky mosaic' texture to the trunk of a very old Cordyline specimen at RMBG.
..a Cordy in fine form at the Royal Exhibition Gardens in Melb.
I look forward to seeing how this tree turns out..
Outside Dressmart Mall in Onehunga
The silhouette of this young tree clearly shows its pointed flower spikes.