The New Zealand Cabbage Palm is the common name for the Cordyline Australis tree. This is an erect, palm-like tree with arching narrow green leaves. This tree belongs to the Dracaena family.
A mature Cordyline Australis trees bear plumes of tiny, creamy white flowers, followed by white or blue-tinted berries. It reaches a maximum height of 5 metres with a maximum spread of 1.5 metres.
The Cordyline Australis flowers from June to July and fruits in August. It prefers full sun/partial shad and will tolerate any soil except soil that is waterlogged. The New Zealand Cabbage Palm is hardy and fast growing. It is drought tolerant and also wind and salt tolerant.
The Cabbage Palm is just one of the many specimen palm trees available at Paramount Plants - the palm tree specialists. Also available Cordyline Australis as multi-stemmed ie more than one branch growing from the base of the plant. Please also read about Caring for Cordylines on our blog.
Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society, a sure sign that it will perform well in most gardens. You may also be interested in Cordyline Australis Purpureum and Cordyline Australis Variegata.
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