Cordyline Australis 5L (Cabbage Tree/Cabbage Palm)
This hardy, evergreen tree comes from New Zealand and has a palm-like appearance. It is grown for its long slender trunk, topped by gracefully arching heads of long sword-like leaves. In summer, spikes of scented white flowers appear and are followed by white berries. The leaves of new hybrids come in exciting colours like purple, pink and red and the plants vary in height.
Cabbage Trees will add a tropical touch to any garden and used to create height in small gardens where space is limited. This tree looks beautiful in rock and gravel gardens and grows well near swimming pools, although it can be a bit messy. It also grows easily in pots indoors and outdoors.