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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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aka Cabbage Tree

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.

 

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

Cordyline Australis

Current Stock Height: 60/70 cm  ? 

Container: 0.5l  ? 

$8.99

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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

 

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

Cordyline Broadsword

Current Stock Height: 55/60 cm  ? 

Container: 3.3l  ? 

$39.99

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Burgundy Spire sports glossy, deep burgundy long narrow leaves and grows to around 4m in height. It makes an excellent accent along walls, behind mid height plants and as living dividers in the landscape. Looks great in pots. Excellent in trios. Evergreen

 

Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 1m

Cordyline Burgundy Spire

Current Stock Height: 70/80 cm  ? 

Container: 3.3l  ? 

$29.99

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aka Cabbabe Tree

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

New stock expected End of October, 2022. Pre-order now. Estimated price $26.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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aka Cabbage Tree

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.


 

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

Cordyline Electric Pink

New stock expected End of October, 2022. Pre-order now. Estimated price $26.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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aka Cabbage Tree

Native. A wonderful clump forming Cabbage Tree with arching foliage in tones of rich green and chocolate brown. Looks good group planted in the garden or as a one off container specimen. Easy to grow in sun or part shade. Hardy and evergreen.

 

Flower Colour: Cream
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 1m

Cordyline Electric Star

New stock expected End of October, 2022. Pre-order now. Estimated price $26.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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aka Cabbage Tree

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

New stock expected Middle of September, 2022. Pre-order now. Estimated price $29.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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aka Cabbage tree Pink Passion

Hardy clump forming plant with upright habit with vibrant pink foliage with a grey centre. A beautiful plant that is great for accenting a picturesque garden. Prefers a sunny or partly shaded position in well drained soil. Will tolerate frosts and coastal conditions.

Can be mass planted or specimen in the garden or in a pot. Can be used in a tropical garden plan to bring out the colour of fresh and vibrant.

 

Flower Colour: Cream
Habit: Strappy
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.8m x 2m

Cordyline Pink Passion

New stock expected Beginning of October, 2022. Pre-order now. Estimated price $29.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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aka Cabbage Tree

Native. This form of the New Zealand cabbage tree has a lovely deep purple leaf with a hint of pink in the centre. Makes a dramatic statement in any planting scheme or simply stunning in a container. Tolerant of most conditions and easy to grow. Evergreen. PVR 1894.

 

Flower Colour: Cream
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 1.5m

Cordyline Purple Sensation

Current Stock Height: 60/70 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$29.99

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aka Cabbage Tree

A stunning hybrid form of NZ's Cabbage Tree bred by the Jury family. Long, cascading strap like leaves of deep maroon form an attractive clump. Looks great in the garden and fabulous in a container. Sprays of small fragrant flowers in late spring-summer. PVR. Evergreen.

This 'Cabbage Tree' seldom forms a trunk and remains a nice compact clump. Looks good planted in groups of 3 or more and is happiest planted in the sun.

 

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

Cordyline Red Fountain

Current Stock Height: 50/60 cm  ? 

Container: 2l  ? 

$34.99

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