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Summer planting
Contrary to popular opinion, summer planting is fine as long as adequate water is provided throughout any prolonged dry periods. This allows you to take advantage of increased summer growth.
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.