Cabbage tree, Palm lily, Cabbage palm, New Zealand cabbage palm, New Zealand dragon plant, Torbay palm
C. australis – C. australis is a architectural, palm-like, evergreen tree with long, sword-shaped, leathery leaves and large panicles of fragrant, creamy flowers in summer.
Flowers are highly scented.
Single stemmed palm, cycad or tree
RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Cream, Insignificant or absent in Summer
Green in All seasons
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Glasshouse red spider mite , Scale insects
Cordyline australis (Cabbage tree) will reach a height of 6m and a spread of 4m after 20-50 years.
Architectural, Coastal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Sub-Tropical, Foliage only
Plant in moist, free-draining soil in full sun or light shade, in a sheltered position.
Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Partial Shade, Full Sun