Cordyline Australis

 

Cordyline Australis, New Zealand Cabbage Palm. Erect, palm-like evergreen tree with arching narrow, light green to yellow-green leaves. Mature trees bear tiny, creamy white flowers, followed by white or blue-tinted berries. Makes an attractive and unusual pot plant especially in conservatories. Max Height 3m to 10m. Max Spread 1m to 4m. Flowers June to July. Fruits August.

 

 

Plant in fertile well drained soil in a sheltered site. Full sun / partial shade, Not hardy.

 

General Ornamental Grass Planting care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.