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Cordyline australis Purpurea Group (New Zealand cabbage palm)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
15m
Max height
5m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cordyline australis Purpurea Group

Other names

New Zealand cabbage palm

Genus

Cordyline Cordyline

Variety or Cultivar

Purpurea Group _ Purpurea Group is an evergreen perennial that starts as a rosette of purple leaves and gradually develops a trunk to become a palm-like tree.


Cordyline australis Purpurea Group is: Evergreen

Habit

Single stemmed palm, cycad or tree

Flower

Cream in Summer

Foliage

Purple in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Scale insects Glasshouse red spider mite , Scale insects

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Suckers


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Where to grow

Cordyline australis Purpurea Group (New Zealand cabbage palm) will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Containers, Drought Tolerant, Foliage only, Low Maintenance, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Plant in moist, free-draining soil in full sun or light shade, in a sheltered position.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Cordyline australis Purpurea Group

Other names

New Zealand cabbage palm

Genus

Cordyline Cordyline

Variety or Cultivar

Purpurea Group _ Purpurea Group is an evergreen perennial that starts as a rosette of purple leaves and gradually develops a trunk to become a palm-like tree.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Single stemmed palm, cycad or tree


Colour

Flower

Cream in Summer

Foliage

Purple in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Scale insects

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Suckers


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Cordyline australis Purpurea Group (New Zealand cabbage palm) will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 5m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Containers, Drought Tolerant, Foliage only, Low Maintenance, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Plant in moist, free-draining soil in full sun or light shade, in a sheltered position.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10

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