Cordyline australis, commonly known as the cabbage tree or cabbage-palm, is a widely branched monocot tree endemic to New Zealand. It grows up to 20 metres tall with a stout trunk and sword-like leaves, which are clustered at the tips of the branches and can be up to 1 metre long. Hardy to around -5 to -10oc
A slow-growing, evergreen erect tree reaching heights of 3m or more. The lance-shaped, blue-green leaves are relatively broad at 10-30cm wide and from 0.6-2m long with an orange-brown midrib. Small, white, star-shaped flowers borne in dense clusters in summer are followed by tiny purple-blue fruits. Hardy to around -10oc.
Cordyline Red Star
Cordyline australis 'Red Star' is a compact plant, with evergreen long, thin, arching, bronze-red leaves. It's ideal for growing in pots and is well suited to growing in sunny border alongside aother tropical plants such as cannas, or on the patio. Perfect for growing in patio pots where it can really show off. As your 'Red Star' matures, it will become more frost hardy, therefore can be left outside in all but the coldest weather and will withstand all but severe frost.
Cordyline 'Pink Passion'
Cordylines are well known for their ability to withstand salty winds and challenging conditions found in coastal areas, this hardy shrub is virtually maintenance-free and would sit well in modern or traditional planting schemes. This cultivar unlike much other Cabbage palm’s has a short, clump-forming habit, creating lots of new steams from its base once the main stem reaches around 1m. It spreads to around 1m and also grows in height to 1m (3’), making this Cordyline perfect for planting in pots and sitting on patios. Evergreen and hardy to -6°C.
Cordyline Kiwi is an indoor plant that has foliage of immense colour. This evergreen member of the Cordyline genus will shine through with the colours it can offer - a bright green as a base colour,light tinges of yellow and a gorgeous pink shade on the margins of some leaves.
Cordyline fruticosa 'Tango' forms an upright cane of broad, strap-like leaves that cloak its slender, woody stems. The variegated foliage of this variety is grey-green with broad cerise pink margins, making an attractive display all year round. Cordylines are easy to grow, and won't require much maintenance. Best suited as a house plant.
Cordyline australis 'Can Can'
Create an exciting and exotic display with this unique Cordyline.
The 'Can Can' is different to most Cordylines, instead of making a tall stem, its leaves form into a clumping style that will certainly stan out from other cordylines. Formed from a contrasting mixture of variegated leaves that start in a pink tone that once aged turn into cream and green leaves that clump together.
Perfect for adding a modern twist to any patio, terrace and even balcony displays, this stunning cordyline plant will provide instant impact in even the most compact of spaces with its weeping leaves. Pot your Cordyline right away into a larger, decorative planter and place by a doorway, gateway, pathway or on the patios or decking for a show-stopping display in minutes (and they look even better in pairs!).
Evergreen and hardy to -6°C, this cordylines look fantastic all year-round, adding colour to your garden when all else begins to fade. We do suggest though using frost protection fleeces or wrapping or bring your plant into a garage or porch during the coldest winters.
Cordyline australis 'Torbay Dazzler'
Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters.Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
In colder areas bring younger plants into shelter or fleece-wrap for winter