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A tall growing shrub or small tree from New Zealand that starts out as a palm-like bush and eventually grows up on a tall trunk. Cordyline australis produces a dense mass of long, spiky sword-like leaves on stout branches. On mature plants, large clusters of small, creamy-white flowers are produced in early Summer. The Cabbage Tree ...
Red Cabbage Tree
A tall growing shrub or small tree from New Zealand that starts out as a palm-like bush and eventually grows up on a tall trunk. Cordyline australis produces a dense mass of long, spiky sword-like dark red leaves on stout branches. On mature plants, large clusters of small, creamy-white flowers are produced in early Summer. The ...
Dwarf Fan Palm
The only European palm, familiar from Mediterranean holidays, Chamaerops humilis is a small, fairly hardy, evergreen palm, often multi-stemmed, making a rounded shrub. The leaves are fan-shaped, with narrow leaflets about 18”/45cm long. Short, stiff panicles of small, yellow flowers are borne only on mature plants. Protect from st...
Cordyline Pink Passion
Grown for its brilliant colouring, Cordyline australis Pink Passion has long, linear leaves of purplish-grey streaked with shocking pink, magenta and cream. Unlike most cordylines, after developing its trunk to about a metre, it sprouts more stems from the base, maintaining a shrub-like appearance. Perhaps too bright to si...
Cordyline Red Comet
A wonderful feature plant, Cordyline australis Red Comet brings an exotic palm-like note to the garden. A medium-sized, evergreen shrub, it’s like an explosion of long, narrow, arching leaves of brilliant crimson, eventually forming a trunk as the lower leaves drop away. Upright spikes of white, lightly scented flowers appear...
Cordyline Red Heart
A dwarf cabbage palm, Cordyline australis Red Heart is a small, palm-like, evergreen tree forming an upright trunk eventually. The long, strap-like, leathery, arching leaves are olive-green, with red bases, which form the ‘red heart’. Trusses of white flowers are produced in summer when the plant is mature, but this is a plan...
Cordyline Torbay Dazzler
A lovely palm-like shrub or small tree, Cordyline australis Torbay Dazzler lends an exotic note to a garden in a mild, coastal area, and can also be grown in a container. Long, linear leaves striped green and white and up to 2’/60cm long, gradually die away at the base as the trunk slowly extends, giving the plant its p...
Chinese windmill palm
Syn. Chamaerops excelsa. Native to China, this is one of the hardiest palms. Trachycarpus fortunei slowly forms a single trunk with a head of large fan-like leaves up to 80cm wide. Ultimately tall growing, it produces sprays of pale yellow flowers on mature plants. Popular as a specimen in a tropical themed garden.
Also known as the Mexican fan palm, Washingtonia robusta is a tender, fast growing, evergreen palm for container growing. It needs to be overwintered in a greenhouse but can be grown outside in summer, giving an exotic, tropical appearance to a sheltered garden. It has a rather narrow habit, and attractive, fan-shaped, gree...
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