A GREAT way to add a tropical look and feel to the garden, Cordyline australis
'Red Star' - the cabbage palm - will produce exotic sword-like red foliage all year round.
Another plant to feed into this exotic mix is Cordyline australis
, the New Zealand cabbage palm, often used as a centrepiece for formal flower beds, which develops a stem that shoots up towards the sky, giving the appearance of an exotic palm.
In recent years the wider city of Birmingham has been increasingly populated with cordyline australis
trees which took a massive hit last winter.
We used to use cordyline australis
everywhere, but many have been killed off, as have lots of hebes.
We used to use Cordyline australis
everywhere but many have been killed off, as have lots of hebes.
But I must say that in recent weeks we have had one or two ornithological delights in the garden, including a pair of goldfinches nesting in an old Cordyline australis
flower head and a pair of blackbirds nesting under my office window.
'Red Star' Clumps of strappy plum-red leaves add drama to beds and pots.
Other good evergreen choices for winter pots include cordyline australis
Purpurea and heucheras.
The cabbage palm, Cordyline australis
, is popular today, used as an accent subject in seasonal bedding schemes and containers, says Mclndoe, deputy managing director of Hillier Garden Centres and coauthor of the latest in the Hillier book series, Planting With Trees.
A good bet for a container is Cordyline australis
Purpurea, otherwise known as the New Zealand cabbage palm, which gives a wonderful architectural effect and a tropical feel to help create the impression of a warmer climate.
Look for those plants you normally find growing in hot, dry conditions, such as Cordyline australis
SPIKY-LEAVED cabbage palms or Cordyline australis
give the garden an exotic feel, which is great for areas where you want to create a relaxing atmosphere.