Cordyline australis

Cordyline australis photographed at Arduaine Garden, Oban, Scotland, UK

Cordyline australis is an evergreen tree that reaches 13–39 ft (4–12 m) in height. Young trees have a straight, unbranched trunk, whereas mature trees usually have branched trunks. The drooping, evergreen leaves are 12–24 in (30–60 cm) long. Flowers scented, creamy white, summer.

Cordyline australis is common throughout both main islands of New Zealand. Commonly called cabbage tree or ti-kauka. It is proving to be hardy in most parts of the UK. One has been grown in Norway, with some protection.

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