Cordyline australis
(Cabbage Tree)

Details:

Height: 800 cm
Width: 300 cm
Growth per Annum: Medium
Climate: Hardy
Sun: Full Sun
Soil: Well Drained, Moist, Wet

One of the most identifiable New Zealand native plants in the landcape. It has a tall straight trunk or trunks and a dense round head, with a sphere of long narrow leaves. Cabbage tree produces a profusion of attractive and scented flowers in spring. It is an abundant seeder. It looks most natural in the ornamental garden if planted in groups. Three or more plants can be planted together in the same hole to produce this effect. It grows in all soils and situations, even in swampy ground, where little else of interest will grow.