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Cordyline Cardinal
This is an exceptional selection with upright arching leaves of rich burgundy. Unlike other cultivars this cabbage tree holds its colour well and doesn't fade out., 'Cordyline Cardinal' is easy to grow

Full sun Filtered sun Frost hardy Dry & free draining soil Normal soil moisture conditions - symbol key

Cordyline Green Goddess
Smaller growing cultivar with broad fresh green leaves. Branches close to the ground and has a very compact head of leaves. Needs to be relatively well sheltered & doesn't like heavy frost when young
Height 3m x Width 3m
Full sun Filtered sun Frost tolerant Dry & free draining soil Normal soil moisture conditions Requires protection from wind - symbol key

Cordyline Ti Tawhiti
Trunkless Cabbage Tree
There are stories that old-time Maori brought this plant from the islands as a food crop but it is so unlike anything growing there it is probably just a compact form of Cordyline australis. It does not flower and does not develop a trunk. Great in a container and for its spiky form
Height 1m
Full sun Filtered sun Frost hardy Dry & free draining soil Normal soil moisture conditions - symbol key

Cordyline australis
Ti Kouka/Cabbage Tree
A tall tree which can be grown in coastal, swampy, dry or exposed situations. Cabbage trees are effective planted in groups and are easily established. Good for shelter and for soil stabilisation
Height 10m x Width 3m
Full sun Filtered sun Frost hardy Dry & free draining soil Normal soil moisture conditions Wet, poor draining soil Wind tolerent - non coastal Tolerates coastal exposure - symbol key

Cordyline australis Purpurea
The purple leaved cabbage tree is usually smaller growing than the green and, therefore, more suitable for smaller gardens.
Height 3m x Width 2m
Full sun Filtered sun Frost hardy Dry & free draining soil Normal soil moisture conditions Wet, poor draining soil - symbol key

Cordyline banksii
Ti Ngahere/Forest Cabbage Tree
A small slender tree often having multiple stems. Leaves are long and drooping. Best planted in a cool, moist situation. Does well in shaded places.
Height 3m x Width 1.5m
Filtered sun Full shade Frost tolerant Dry & free draining soil Normal soil moisture conditions Requires protection from wind - symbol key

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