A picture of a Cabbage Palm

Cabbage Palm

Cordyline australis 'Purpurea'

Also known as

Cabbage tree

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20m

Max

4m

2m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Cabbage Palm Overview

A slow-growing, palm-like tree native to New Zealand. Has pale green, lance-shaped to linear leaves. Bears profuse creamy white, sweetly-scented flowers.

Common problems with Cabbage Palm

How to propagate Cabbage Palm

Seed

You can propagate by seeds, offsets or suckers in the spring.

Suckers

Cuttings

Stem cuttings in the summer.

Other uses of Cabbage Palm

Hedging with bold leaves. Summer interest. Suitable for coastal conditions.