Cabbage Tree (Cordyline australis)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7b -15 °C (5 °F) to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
Plant Height: 16 to 65 feet (5 to 20 m)
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Bog gardening
Uses: Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Shade Tree
Flowering Tree
Medicinal Herb
Edible Parts: Stem
Eating Methods: Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Fire Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Stratify seeds: 6-8 weeks
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

A full grown tree

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Plant/grass/palm identification by MrsSmith0825 Oct 21, 2018 7:38 PM 7
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What kind is this? by Ericsite Sep 1, 2018 4:18 PM 6
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Plant Identification by StephenHigham Jun 24, 2018 5:30 AM 6
What kind of Yucca by Finnnnnn May 29, 2018 1:32 AM 1
Cordyline fruticosa as a houseplant in the mid-Atlantic or northeast? by csandt Feb 10, 2018 5:28 PM 16
What are all of you overwintering? by Agoo Nov 29, 2017 11:52 AM 9
Monstera plant problem. Help. by justagirl Nov 3, 2017 12:32 PM 5
Roots & Foundations by JessieRivers Oct 5, 2017 1:14 PM 3

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