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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. 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.

 

Flower 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  ? 

$29.99

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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: 50/60 cm  ? 

Container: 0.5l  ? 

$8.99

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Cordyline Australis

Current Stock Height: 60/80 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

$12.99

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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: 60/70 cm  ? 

Container: 6l  ? 

$44.99

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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

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

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aka Cabbage Tree

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.

 

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

Cordyline Designaline Burgundy

Current Stock Height: 40/50  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$29.99

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aka Cabbage Tree

New Release - This wonderful new Cordyline has the colours of NZ! Jade green leaves with stripes of brown of the earth, a wonderful contrast. Semi clumping habit with large arching leaves. Grows well in the garden or in containers. PVR under application.

 

Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 2m

Cordyline Earthstrike

Current Stock Height: 55/70 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

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aka Cabbage Tree

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.

 

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

Cordyline Green Goddess

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

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aka Cabbage Tree

Cordyline Jive has been bred in Te Awamutu and has unique variegated foliage. The new leaves emerge a variegated cream and bright green colour. As the plant matures the variegation changes to yellow and dark green. Plant in full sun or part shade. Prefers well drained soil.


 

Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2.5m x 1.5m

Cordyline Jive

Current Stock Height: 70/80 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

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aka Cabbage Tree

Highly ornamental and architectural this dwarf 'Cabbage Tree' makes a strong statement in the garden or a container. The short spiky green leaves sit tightly against the trunk from bottom to top. White sprays of flowers appear in summer on mature plants. Easy to grow. Evergreen.

 

Flower Colour: Cream / White
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1.2m x 0.4m

Cordyline Australis Karo Kiri

Current Stock Height: 15/20 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$29.99

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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 Winter, 2022. Pre-order now. Estimated price $29.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.

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