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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
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Other common names
cabbage palm cabbage tree
New Zealand cabbage palm New Zealand dragon plant palm lily
Cordyline are palm-like evergreen shrubs or tree-like perennials, with rosettes or tufts of linear or anrrowly lance-shaped, leathery leaves, and terminal panicles of fragrant, cup-shaped flowers followed by small. spherical berries
C. australis is a small evergreen tree with several stout branches arising from a single trunk. Leaves long, sword-shaped, in dense clusters at the branch tips. Large panicles of small, fragrant cream flowers
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in well-drained soil in a sheltered position in full sun or partial shade
Propagate by seed or suckers
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Drought Resistant Low Maintenance
Pruning Not usually pruned
Pests Can get scale insects and glasshouse red spider mite under glass
May be susceptible to Cordyline slime flux
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