Cordyline australis

Tī Kōuka

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Suitable for group and specimen plantings, as well as containers. Hardy enough to grow in all situations and climates. Green leaves form large tufts. The stunning cream flowers are borne in large panicles in late-spring and perfume the air with their sweet fragrance. Produces fruit in mid-summer to early-autumn that birds adore.

native tree Native
evergreen tree Evergreen
tolerates coastal sites Tolerates coastal sites
tolerates windy sites Tolerates windy sites
clay soils Clay soils
poor draining soils Poor draining soils
dry soils Dry soils
attracts bees Attracts bees
attracts birds Attracts birds
Stem Foliage Flowers Fruit
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Spring

10 Year Size

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3m

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Taxonomy and Etymology

Family: Asparagaceae, asparagus family, a family of flowering plants.

Genus: Cordyline, cordyline, derived from the Greek noun κορδύλη (kordúlē, 'club, cudgel'), in reference to the enlarged underground stems or rhizomes of species in this genus. A genus of flowering plants native to the western Pacific Ocean region, from New Zealand, eastern Australia, southeastern Asia and Polynesia, with one species found in southeastern South America.

Species: Cordyline australis, austrālis (Latin, adjective), meaning 'southern', in reference to this species' native geographical location. Does not necessarily mean from Australia.

Common Name: Tī Kōuka

Other Common Name(s): Cabbage Tree

Description and Features

Description: Suitable for group and specimen plantings, as well as containers. Hardy enough to grow in all situations and climates. Green leaves form large tufts. The stunning cream flowers are borne in large panicles in late-spring and perfume the air with their sweet fragrance. Produces fruit in mid-summer to early-autumn that birds adore.

Height: 6m

Width: 3m

Uses: Attracts bees, Attracts birds

Tolerates: Coastal, Windy

Soil Type: Clay soils, Poor draining soils, Dry soils

Winter Foliage: Evergreen

Origin: Native

Foliage:

  • Summer: Green

  • Autumn: Green

  • Winter: Green

  • Spring: Green

Flowers:

  • Summer: None

  • Autumn: None

  • Winter: None

  • Spring: White

Fruit:

  • Summer: White

  • Autumn: White

  • Winter: None

  • Spring: None

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