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CORDYLINE australis

Commonly known as New Zealand cabbage palm

Further Reading....

Collect Only - Unfortunately this plant is too big to be sent by courier
It can only be purchased direct from the nursery.
to £95.00 each

  • Evergreen - arching, lance-shaped to linear leaves 30-90cm (12-36in) long.
  • Height - 3-10m (10-33ft)
  • Spread - 1-4m (3-13ft)
  • Tall Shrub - palm-like tree branching sparingly with age. Mature trees bear tiny, creamy white flowers in broad panicles 1m (3ft) or more long followed by white or blue-tinted berries.
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Architectural interest -
  • Good to know - wildlife plant - nectar for insects and berries for birds. Syn. Dracaena australis. Can be grown as specimen plants in borders or as courtyard plants in warmer areas. Develops a branched crown after first flowering
  • Pests & Diseases - under glass - scale insects, red spider mites.
  • Place of origin - New Zealand.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept - - slightly back from the sea with more shelter
  • Sub-tropical / mediterranean
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Bird friendly
3-10m (10-33ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1-4m (3-13ft)

Buy Varieties of CORDYLINE australis

CORDYLINE australis 'Red Star'

CORDYLINE australis 'Red Star'  >

Commonly known as: Dracaena palm, New Zealand cabbage palm.
Striking bronzy red
Multibuy Any 3+ £12.00 each
£15.00 each
Also Large £55.00 each

CORDYLINE australis 'Southern Splendour'

CORDYLINE australis 'Southern Splendour'  >

Commonly known as: Dracaena palm, New Zealand cabbage palm.
Dark grey-green leaves with bright pink margins. A striking contrast
Multibuy Any 3+ £12.00 each
£15.00 each

CORDYLINE australis 'Sundance'  AWARD

CORDYLINE australis 'Sundance'  >

Commonly known as: Dracaena palm, New Zealand cabbage palm.
Broad green leaves with a distinctive red central vein
Multibuy Any 3+ £12.00 each
£15.00 each

CORDYLINE australis 'Torbay Dazzler'  AWARD

CORDYLINE australis 'Torbay Dazzler'  >

Commonly known as: Dracaena palm, New Zealand cabbage palm.
Cream striped sword-like leaves. Needs a well drained soil in full sun with shelter
Multibuy Any 3+ £12.00 each
£15.00 each

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