Cordyline australis

Cabbage Tree


  • Architecturally striking foliage rising out of a single trunk.
  • Flowers are creamy and very fragrant during late spring and summer.


  • Suitable for wet places in garden.
  • Group plantings of 3 or 5 in smaller spaces.
  • Structural plantings.

Growing Conditions

  • Tolerates a wide range of soils; fertile to poor, dry to quite wet.
  • Wind hardy.
  • Frost hardy to all NZ except high alpine areas.
Height Width
5 year old tree 2.0m 1.0m
10 year old tree 4.0m 2.0m
Country of Origin:   New Zealand
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