Cordyline australis – Ti Kouka, Cabbage Tree

  • Description
Cordyline australis – Cabbage Tree

Cabbage tree: An iconic New Zealand palm like tree. Long drooping slender leaves up to 1m long are clustered at the tips of the branches. Large heads of scented creamy white flowers in Nov produce nectar for bees, then fruit attracts birds from January-April. Commonly found throughout farmland, open places, wetlands and scrubland of the North and South Islands in anything from wet swampy ground to dry windy hill slopes. Hardy.

Height x Width 6 x 2
Height Range Small 1-5m
Growth Rate Slow
Plant Type Palm
Shape / Habit Upright
Country of Origin New Zealand
Similar to Consider Nikau Palms
  • Leaf
Leaf Colour Green
  • Flower
Flower Colour White
Fragrant? Yes
  • Uses
Accent Yes
Bird Feeding Yes
Note: Growth, height and grade information are given in good faith but are subject to natural variables beyond our control.