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Commonly known as New Zealand cabbage palm
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Arching leaves 30-90cm (12-36in) long.
Palm-like tree branching sparingly with age. Mature trees produce tiny flowers 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)
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wildlife plant - nectar for insects and berries for birds, especially starlings. 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
Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Panicles - broad panicles 1m (39in), or more across
Coastal / windswept - slightly back from the sea with more shelter
Sub-tropical / mediterranean
Frost hardy (down to -5)
Entire see photos above
Lanceolate see photos above
Fertile well drained soil
ACER palmatum dissectum 'Dissectum Atropurpureum'
ACER platanoides 'Drummondii'
FAGUS sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple'
PITTOSPORUM eugenioides 'Variegatum'
TETRAPANAX papyrifera 'Rex'
Buy Varieties of CORDYLINE australis
Striking bronzy red
Dark grey-green leaves with bright pink margins. A striking contrast
Cream striped sword-like leaves. Needs a well drained soil in full sun with shelter
Purple foliage with greenish red central veining of leaves