Native Cabbage Tree – Hardy robust tree with beautiful texture. Often a very topical tree with some for and against! This unique NZ species thrives in some of the toughest conditions – providing an attractive companion/complimentary addition to native plantings. Also affectionately known as the ‘Southern Palm’ 🙂
CORDYLINE australis – Native Ti Kouka – Cabbage Tree or Southern Palm!
Interesting Tree Facts:
Cordyline australis are in the family of Tree Lillie’s, the same group as Yucca’s.
The leaves if older removed leaves & tied together in a bundle they make fantastic firelighters!
The roots of the Cabbage Tree are known to be a great source of protein tasting similar to sugar cane when cleaned and boiled for approx. 2 hours.