Cordyline australis
(ti kouka, cabbage tree)


Foliage Colour: Green
Height: 800 cm
Width: 300 cm
Growth per Annum: Medium
Climate: Hardy
Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade
Soil: Dry, Moist, Wet
Category: Tree
Features: Native. Attractive to birds, bees and insects. Flower colour: White. Suitable restoration species.

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.

Habitat: Widespread and common from coastal to montane forest. Most commonly encountered on alluvial terraces within riparian forest.

Flowering: October to December
Fruiting:    January to April [Fruit: White]


  Each 20 or more 50 or more
2l Pot $8.50 $8.00 $