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Cordyline australis
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Native Trees  >  Cordyline australis

Cordyline australis  Cabbage Tree, Ti Kouka

With its tall slender trunk and crowns of strap like leaves, this iconic native plant surely deserves a better name than Cabbage Tree. Its ability to withstand a wide variety of growing conditions from swamps, streamsides and coastal lowlands to forest margins has made the cordyline a popular garden plant both here and overseas.

Plant Care

Ti Kouka grows rapidly in almost any soil type but will do better if watered well during hot dry periods. Insect damage from a native caterpillar in juvenile trees can sometimes spoil the foliage. This is easily controlled with occasional applications of a general insecticide.

Application

Use Cordylines as individual specimens to give height where space is restricted or in groups for dramatic effect in tropical gardens.

History

Cordylines were an important food source for both Maori and early settlers. The roots and inner stems could be cooked and stored for use when other foods were less abundant. The fleshy growing tips flavor and smell when cooked, gave rise to its European name Cabbage Tree.


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Variety
Product code
Pot
(cm)
Bag
(litres)
Barcode
Available
Cordyline australis
CORAUS010
 
10 litre
 
Year Round
Cordyline australis
CORAUS045
 
45 litre
 
Year Round
Cordyline australis
CORAUS160
 
160 litre
 
Year Round

Light

Light | Low
Light | Medium
Light | High

Temperature

Temperature | Cool
Temperature | Warm
Temperature | Hot

Water

Water | Dry
Water | Moist
Water | Wet

Size

Size
4.00 x 8.00m

Native / Exotic

New Zealand Native
Exotic

Tree Shape

Tree Shape | Bush
Tree Shape | Tree
Tree Shape | Conical

Coastal / Shelter

Coastal
Shelter

Evergreen / Deciduous

Evergreen
Deciduous