Cordyline australis is native to New Zealand and part of the Asparagaceae family of plants. They also call it the Giant Dracaena, Cabbage Tree, or Cabbage Palm. It can be a single or multi trunked-tree, which grows up to 30ft or 10m tall.
The name Cordyline is from the Greek word kordyle and it means a club, australis means southern. Cordyline australis has sword-shaped leaves that are grayish-green. They can grow to 3ft or 90cm long. In late spring or early summer, it flowers. The fragrant, white flowers grow on large panicles.
How to grow Cordyline australis:
Grow Cordyline australis in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in most types of soils. It tolerates the whole range from dry to boggy. But ideally plant it in moist and fertile, well-drained soil. You can also grow them in containers, but a deep and large container is best.