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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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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: 50/60cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

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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

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Container: 1.5l  ? 

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Cordyline Australis

Current Stock Height: 30/40 cm  ? 

Container: 0.5l  ? 

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A cascading lime green, strappy foliage version of the Red Fountain. Clump forming habit that creates a fountain- like appearance. Fragrant bluish- pink flowers in late Spring. Evergreen. Great as a specimen plant in the garden or in a pot or group plantings.

Protect from sever frost. Feed with slow release in spring

 

Colour: Bluish-Pink
Habit: Strappy
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 120cm

Cordyline Lime Fountain

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Container: 2.5l  ? 

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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.

 

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

Cordyline Red Fountain

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Container: 2l  ? 

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