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
Cycas is a genus of plants belonging to a very ancient lineage, the Cycadophyta, which are not closely related to palms, ferns, trees or any other modern group of plants.
Cycas revoluta, is a species of gymnosperm in the family Cycadaceae, native to southern Japan including the Ryukyu Islands. It is one of several species used for the production of sago, as well as an ornamental plant. The sago cycad can be distinguished by a thick coat of fibers on its trunk.
Cycas circinalis, also known as the queen sago, is a species of cycad known in the wild only from southern India. Cycas circinalis is the only gymnosperm species found among native Sri Lankan flora.
Cycas rumphii, commonly known as queen sago or the queen sago palm, is a dioecious gymnosperm, a species of cycad in the genus Cycas native to Indonesia, New Guinea and Christmas Island. Although palm-like in appearance, it is not a palm.
Cycas pectinata is a slow-growing, evergreen palm-like plant with an erect, occasionally branched main stem that can eventually be around 2 - 12 metres tall and 14 - 20cm in diameter (exceptionally to 100cm); each stem is topped by a crown of 30 - 40 large leaves that can each be around 150 - 240cm long. The plant can lose its leaves in cool or dry conditions.
Cycas panzhihuaensis is a rare and vulnerable species of cycad known in the wild only from Sichuan and Yunnan provinces in China. It can be seen at the South China Botanical Garden in Guangzhou and is also cultivated for horticulture, where it is often known as the Dukou sago palm.
Description:Cycas taitungensis is a relict species from Taiwan. It is an elegant erect palm-like plant with a stout simple or branched trunk up to 5 m tall; the leaves forming a graceful crown at the summit.
This cycad, native to coastal Tanzania and Mozambique, the Comoros Islands and eastern Madagascar is not only one of the largest species in the Cycadales, but is also probably the oldest, having been around for a possible 140 millon years with little change in apprearance. It is undoubtedly the fastest growing cycad, reaching 60 cm (2 ft.) in its first year from seed. The large seeds contain a pocket with a spongy substance that makes them float, unlike most cycads. They are distributed by ocean currents.
Cycas beddomei is a species of cycad in the genus Cycas, native to India, where it is confined to a small area of Andhra Pradesh state in the Tirumala Hills in scrubland and brush covered hills. Superficially similar to Cycas revoluta, it has erect, solitary stems.
Cycas cairnsiana is a species of cycad in the genus Cycas, native to northern Australia in northern Queensland on the Newcastle Range. The stems grow to 2–5 m tall and 12–16 cm diameter.
This name was often given to a much more common cycad, Cycas taitungensis, a native of Taiwan. However, this cycad, which looks quite a bit different and is so rare in the wild it may actually be extinct, is from mainland China, not Taiwan (though it was first collected there and described). Only known specimens are in cultivation now- and have been in cultivation for centuries in China. It is a rather sparse headed plant relative to the more common C taitungesis (which itself is sometimes confused with SAgo Palms)- more like Cycas rumphii (or what people mistakenly call Cycas circinalis). This species is rare if not unknown in the US right now, but should become more popular as seed makes its way over from Asia.
From around Darwin in northernmost Australia, where it grows in monsoonal forest, hails this slender-trunked species with elegantly arching leaves that hold many narrow, glossy, apple-green leaflets. While it forms extensive stands in its natural habitat, it is not well known in cultivation but would be highly recommended for the drier tropics and warm subtropics.
A large and robust cycad from a small area in northern Australia, where it grows in seasonally dry grass and woodlands. The tall, occasionally branching trunk holds a spherical crown of distinctly keeled, arching, gray-green leaves with narrow leaflets. An imposing plant for the drier tropics and warm subtropics.
Cycas bifida is a species of cycad plant in the genus Cycas, native to southern China, and northern Vietnam. The stems are largely subterranean, 20–60 cm in diameter and up to 20 cm above ground level, and bear three to eight leaves.
Cycas calcicola is a species of cycad in the genus Cycas, native to northern Australia in the northwest of Northern Territory. The stems are erect, 2–5 m tall and 16–22 cm diameter.
Cycas balansae is native to southwestern China, southeastern Guangxi province and also just south, across the border in northern Vietnam. It grows in mountain rainforests. This relatively cold-tolerant cycad is named for Benedict Balansa, a French botanist.
Cycas balansae has a subterranean, solitary trunk, 5-8 inches in diameter. It will carry from 5-10 leaves, generally, of which each leaf is 3.5 to 9 feet long. It has spiny petioles, and very thin yet wide leaflets.
Cycas aculeata is a species of cycad in the genus Cycas, native to Vietnam, where it is endemic to a single site on the south slopes of the Hai Van Pass. It has a short subterranean stem 15–18 cm diameter, which bears 6-23 leaves.
Cycas apoa is a species of cycad in the genus Cycas, native to northern New Guinea and Halmahera Island. It occurs in the Sepik River basin, in wet lowland forest in modestly seasonally flooded areas. It has erect stems up to 2.5 m tall.
Cycas basaltica is a species of cycad in the genus Cycas, native to Australia, in the far north of Western Australia in the Kimberley region. The stems grow to 2 m tall and 15–23 cm in diameter, with a swollen base and an enlarged subterranean structure.
Cycas canalis is a species of cycad in the genus Cycas, native to northern Australia in the northwest of Northern Territory, where it occurs in two areas, on the coast at Channel Point, and inland in the Daly River area near Dorisvale. The stems are erect, growing to 3–5 m tall and 7–14 cm diameter.
A rather large cycad from Bougainville Island, New Britain and the Solomon Islands, where it grows in coastal areas. It is a vigorous, fast growing species with a trunk to 5 m (17 ft.) tall. The leaves reach nearly 3 m (10 ft.) in length and have very broad, glossy green leaflets.
Cycas arnhemica is a species of cycad in the genus Cycas, native to Australia, in the northwest of Northern Territory in Arnhem Land, after which it is named. The stems are erect, growing to 1.5-2.5 m tall.
Cycas campestris is a species of cycad in the genus Cycas, native to southeastern Papua New Guinea in the lowland region near Port Moresby. It grows in open, grassy locations, often in areas with frequent grass fires. The stems are erect, up to 2.5 m tall and 20 cm diameter.