Cordyline australis - 24 Pack - Free Delivery

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Enjoy the convenience of free delivery with our Tiny Tots range! Each pack contains 24 robust plants in a 7cm grade, ideal for mass planting projects and those on a budget. 

Cordyline australis, commonly known as the cabbage tree or ti kouka, is a distinctive and iconic tree native to New Zealand, characterized by its tall, slender trunk and tufts of long, strap-like leaves that form at the top. It produces fragrant, white or creamy flowers in late spring to early summer, followed by clusters of blue-white berries that are attractive to birds.

In the garden, Cordyline australis is excellent for adding architectural height and tropical flair. It works well as a specimen tree, in mixed borders, or in groups to create a dramatic vertical element. The cabbage tree is adaptable to a variety of garden styles, including modern, tropical, and native New Zealand gardens, providing strong visual interest and a sense of structure.

Cordyline australis prefers full sun to partial shade and thrives in well-drained soil. It is relatively drought-tolerant once established and can handle a range of soil conditions, including sandy and clay soils. It's also coastal and wind tolerant, making it a good choice for exposed and seaside locations. When planting, a spacing of about 2-3m apart is recommended if growing in groups, to allow each tree ample space to mature and display its characteristic form.

The mature size of Cordyline australis can reach up to 10-20m in height with a spread of 1-3m at the crown.

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Trimming: Prune Cordyline australis (Cabbage Tree) in late winter or early spring. Remove dead or damaged leaves by cutting them back to the main stem. For aesthetic purposes, you can also remove any lower leaves that have naturally died off.

Deadheading: Remove spent flower stalks after flowering to maintain a tidy appearance and prevent unwanted seedlings.

Fertilising: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertiliser in early spring. Cordyline australis typically thrives without much additional feeding, so avoid over-fertilising.

Watering: Water regularly during the establishment phase. Once established, Cordyline australis is relatively drought-tolerant but benefits from occasional deep watering during extended dry periods.

Pest Control: Inspect for common pests such as scale insects and spider mites. Treat infestations with insecticidal soap or neem oil, and ensure good air circulation around the plant to deter pests.

Disease Management: Watch for signs of fungal diseases like root rot and leaf spot. Ensure the soil has good drainage to prevent root rot, and remove any affected leaves if leaf spot occurs. Apply a suitable fungicide if necessary, and avoid overhead watering to minimise fungal issues.

Enjoy complimentary delivery anywhere in mainland New Zealand when you purchase plants worth $250 or more*.

For orders below $250, the following flat-rate delivery charges are applicable:

  • Urban delivery within mainland New Zealand: $19.95
  • Rural delivery within mainland New Zealand: $39.95

We aim to have all orders delivered within 21 days from the order date, unless a different shipping date is specified alongside a product.

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