Cordyline australis


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Noun1.Cordyline australis - elegant tree having either a single trunk or a branching trunk each with terminal clusters of long narrow leaves and large panicles of fragrant white, yellow or red flowersCordyline australis - elegant tree having either a single trunk or a branching trunk each with terminal clusters of long narrow leaves and large panicles of fragrant white, yellow or red flowers; New Zealand
Cordyline, genus Cordyline - Asiatic and Pacific trees or shrubs; fragments of the trunk will regrow to form whole plants
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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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.
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.
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 Torbay Red.
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.