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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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Picture of Cordyline Green Goddess

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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.

 

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

Cordyline Green Goddess

Current Stock Height: 50 cm

Container: 4l  ? 

$19.99


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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: 30 cm

Container: 2.5l  ? 

$24.99

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Discovered on the Three Kings Islands this form of Cabbage Tree has a branching habit & broad rich green leaves that start quite low down on the trunk. Panicles of cream flowers in late spring. Slightly frost tender especially when young so plant in a sheltered position. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Cream
Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 3m x 1m

Cordyline Kaspar

Container: 5l  ? 

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A striking clump forming Cordyline with fine magenta streaks through a burgundy coloured weeping foliage. Good vigour and wide architectural foliage. The perfect evergreen for any garden, statement planters for the deck or patio.

 

Colour: Cream
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 2m

Cordyline Magenta Rays

Current Stock Height: 30/40 cm  ? 

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

Current Stock Height: 60/80 cm  ? 

Container: 2.5l  ? 

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Native. This hybrid cabbage tree has been selected for its deeply coloured burgundy foliage. Combines well with other foliage colours. Makes a dramatic impact in any planting scheme and looks fantastic in a container. Sun or part shade. Evergreen.

 

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

Cordyline Red Star

Current Stock Height: 50 cm

Container: 2.5l  ? 

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