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Our iconic native Cabbage Tree has a tropical and exotic air which has ensured its continued popularity in modern landscape design. If you have ever travelled to Europe or the UK you will be aware that gardeners there just can';t get enough of our Cordylines and they are literally "as common as muck" though that does not mean they should be under-rated in any way. The long strapy pointed foliage comes in shades of rich green right through to deep purple with a few "variegations" along the way. The sweetly scented flowers are always cream and produced in drooping panicles from about November to December.  

The common name of Cabbage Tree came about because the tender young shoots from the heart of the tree were used by NZ';s early settlers as a food source. Can';t say I';ll be trying them anytime soon as I have a hard enough job with plain everyday Cabbage. Maori also valued the stems and roots of Cordyline kirkii Te Tawhiti as a source of sugar or sweetener. So you can see that Cabbage trees though considered very "today" have played an important role in our early history.

 




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Picture of Cordyline Albertii
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Native. A most handsome and striking form of our native 'Cabbage Tree'. The green swords of foliage are heavily banded with rich cream blushed with just a little pink. Looks magnificent in a container or group planted for extra impact. Tolerates sun or part shade. Evergreen.

This Cordyline is very popular in Britain and has been awarded a Certificate of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society.

 

Colour: Cream
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 1.5m

Cordyline Albertii

Current Stock Height: 30/40 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$26.99

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Picture of Cordyline Australis
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Native. The ubiquitous green Cabbage Tree has earned its place as a NZ icon both in the natural and cultivated landscape. Rich green sword-like foliage that forms a broad head on top of a strong trunk. Panicles of fragrant cream flowers in summer. Grow in sun or part shade. Evergreen.

Cordylines look best planted in groups of 3 or more. They will also do well as a container plant.

 

Colour: Cream
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 2m

Cordyline Australis

Current Stock Height: 50/60 cm  ? 

Container: 0.5l  ? 

$6.99

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Broadsword is named for it's wide sword like leaves, that are shorter and broader than other cordylines, giving a tropical feel to the landscape. Has multi-stemmed habit and may be used as an accent plant in the garden or container. Ideal for smaller spaces, likes good light and fertile soil. Evergreen

 

Colour: Cream
Habit: Uright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 1.5m

Cordyline Broadsword

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Cordyline Broadsword

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Cabbage Tree Hybrid. Clump forming cultivar with fabulous foliage that has a arching habit. The strap like leaves emerge in tones of pink and red maturing to a mix of cream and green. Great for group planting or as a stunning one off container specimen. Hardy and easy to grow. Evergreen. PVR.


 

Colour: Cream / White
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m

Cordyline Can Can

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Picture of Cordyline Designaline Burgundy
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This hybrid Cabbage Tree is a fabulous foliage plant that will make a real statement in a container or group planted in the garden. The long narrow arching leaves are a rich burgundy-maroon colour and look good all year round. Quickly forms a tight dense clump. Plant in sun or part shade. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Cream / White
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 100cm

Cordyline Designaline Burgundy

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This Cordyline has long, upright, slightly arching, pointed leaves of creamy green with a chocolate stripe. It doesn’t develop a bare single stem trunk like alot of other Cordylines and instead tends to develop side shoots that make it denser. Can produce a cream flower. It is compact and clumps. Perennial

 

Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 0.8m

Cordyline Electric Flash

Current Stock Height: 40 cm

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$26.99

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Picture of Cordyline Electric Pink
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Native. A fabulous clump forming Cabbage Tree that will look equally exotic in the garden or a favourite container. The arching foliage is a warm pink shade outlined with a darker hot pink. Well behaved and easy to grow in sun or part shade, hardy and evergreen.


 

Colour: Cream
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.5m x 0.8m

Cordyline Electric Pink

Current Stock Height: 50 cm

Container: 4.5l  ? 

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Native. A compact, broad leafed form which branches from an early age to form a neat, multi-stemmed plant. The foliage is a fresh clear green. As it does not grow taller than 2.5m it is ideal in a small courtyard or as a specimen in a large container. Sun or part shade. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Cream / White
Habit: Compact
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 1.5m

Cordyline Green Goddess

Current Stock Height: 40 cm

Container: 5l  ? 

$29.99

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A striking clump forming Cordyline with fine magenta streaks through a burgundy coloured weeping foliage. Good vigour and wide architectural foliage. The perfect evergreen for any garden, statement planters for the deck or patio.

 

Colour: Cream
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 2m

Cordyline Magenta Rays

Current Stock Height: 30/50 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$34.99

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Cordyline Paso Doble is a stunning new cordyline with variegated foliage. The leaves are coloured burgundy and edged with bright pink. The plant will grow upright and form a small trunk over time. Grow in full sun or part shade in well drained soil. PVR.

 

Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 1m

Cordyline Paso Doble

Current Stock Height: 25/35 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

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