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Commonly known as New Zealand cabbage palm
- Chelsea Flower Show 2018: Chelsea Flower Show 2018 - Stand Plant List
- Design your own garden: The sub-tropical or mediterranean garden
- Plants for specific locations: Coastal and Windswept Locations – Coastal Plants
- Plants for specific types of garden: Architectural Plants
- Plants with particular characteristics: Specimen plants
- Plants beginning with 'C'
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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)
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
Sub-tropical / mediterranean
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Is Scented Plant - Scented flowers
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil
Wildlife - Bee friendly
Cordyline - Growing Guide
Buy Varieties of CORDYLINE australis
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5