Cordyline Australis “Red Star” (New Zealand Cabbage Tree)

Product Code: 19856

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The Cordyline Australis is a plant that is native to New Zealand and has been used in native Maori medicine for many centuries now. It started to find its home in Europe around the 19th century. The plant itself is an exotic evergreen with strap-like, deep red-purple pointed leaves. Large panicles of small, fragrant, creamy-white flowers. Cordyline Australis “Red Star” is not fully hardy with it being on the hardiness scale at H3 but more mature specimens usually survive winter outdoors in milder regions or urban areas where temperatures dont drop below -5C. Despite this, it is wise to shelter the plant when the winter time comes. The plant is prone to potential diseases and pests so keep this in mind. The plant does not need pruning. The final height is between 4 m – 8 m (13.12 ft – 26 ft) and the final width is between 2.5 m – 4 m (8.2 ft – 13.12 ft)

Latin Name: Cordyline Australis
English Name: Red Star, New Zealand Cabbage Tree
Species: Asparagaceae
Genus: Cordyline

Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage: Red-Purple
Fragrance: Flower
Flower: Cream
Flowering Period: Summer

Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Well-drained, Moist but well-drained. Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sun or Partial Shade
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Sheltered
Hardiness Rating: Low (H3)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -10 °C to -5 °C (14 °F to 23°F)

Growth Habit: Tufted
Pests: Can get scale insects and glasshouse red spider mite under glass
Diseases: May be susceptible to Cordyline slime flux
Cultivation: Grow in well-drained soil in a sheltered position in full sun or partial shade
Propagation: Propagate by seed or suckers
Pruning: Not usually pruned
Suggested planting locations and garden types: Low Maintenance Drought Resistant Architectural Coastal

Final Height: 4 m – 8 m (13.12 ft – 26 ft)
Final Sideways Spread: 2.5 m – 4 m (8.2 ft – 13.12 ft)
Delivery Cost: This is calculated based on the total size, weight and quantity of your order, as well as the location of your delivery address. You will see the final price at the Online Checkout Page (before making payment). Our website will automatically calculate the lowest possible delivery price and apply discounts to orders of certain products – giving you the best value delivery every time!

Please note that high-volume orders will decrease your delivery costs significantly by spreading the price across multiple items. Visit our Delivery Policy page for more information.

Pot Size Pot Diameter (Top) Pot Diameter (Base) Pot Height
5 Litre 22.5cm 9″ 16.5cm 6.5″ 18.0cm 7″
7 Litre 25.0cm 10″ 19.0cm 7.5″ 20.0cm 8″
10 Litre 28.0cm 11″ 24.0cm 9.5″ 22.5cm 9″
15 Litre 33.0cm 13″ 25.5cm 10″ 30.0cm 12″
20 Litre 35.5cm 14″ 27.5cm 11″ 32.5cm 13″
25 Litre 38.5 cm 15″ 30.0cm 12″ 35.0cm 14″
30 Litre 41.0cm 16″ 33.0cm 13″ 36.0cm 14″
40 Litre 50.0cm 20″ 35.5cm 14″ 45.0cm 18″
50 Litre 55.0cm 21.5″ 38cm 15″ 41.0cm 16″
70 Litre 60.0cm 23.5″ 45cm 17.5″ 46.0cm 18″
100 Litre 64.0cm 25″ 50cm 20″ 53.0cm 20.5″

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During the spring and summer seasons, we operate a regular shuttle between our nurseries in the UK and Italy departing every 2 weeks. During the autumn and winter seasons, this movement of stock slows down to once a month.

How do you deliver? In order to deliver your purchases in the most cost efficient way, we use different methods depending on the size, weight and quantity of your order, as well as the location of the delivery address.

How much will my delivery cost? When you reach the Online Checkout Page, our website will automatically calculate the lowest possible delivery price based on the size, weight and quantity of your purchases as well as the location of the delivery address. The website will also automatically apply discounts to orders of certain product types – giving you the best value delivery every time!

Courier Delivery of Small Items Any individual purchases of less than 20 kg in weight and less than 50 cm in height and that are suitable to be packaged in a box, can be shipped using a 24 Hour courier service such as DHL, DPD or APC.

The cost of these deliveries is usually between £9 - £15 per package.

Courier Delivery of Larger Items Orders containing items that are between 20 kg – 500 kg in weight and are less than 200 cm in height, can be shipped using a 24 Hour courier which operates a “manual handling” service. This is because heavy and bulky items cannot be processed automatically at the Sorting Centres of companies such as DHL, DPD or APC. Delivering heavy or bulky items may also require specialist lifting equipment and extra care.

The cost of these deliveries is usually between £15 - £50 per order.

Courier Delivery of Large Quantity Orders Orders containing a multiple number of items and travelling less than 100 miles from our UK Nursery (near the town of Horsham in Surrey) will either be delivered using our own vehicles or the National Pallet Line courier service (whichever is better value for you).

The cost of these deliveries is usually between £40 - £60 per pallet.

Delivery to locations more than 100 miles from our UK Nursery Wherever possible, we usually use our own delivery vans for orders travelling less than 100 miles from our UK Nursery (near the town of Horsham in Surrey). Deliveries beyond this 100 mile radius will be sent using the courier services explained above.

Delivery of Large or Heavy Items less than 200 miles from our UK Nursery If your order contains a number of heavy and/or bulky items, it may not be cost efficient to send them via an external courier service such as DHL, DPD or APC. Instead, we operate a few of our own large-wheelbase vehicles such as Mercedes Sprinter and Ford Transit Luton vans to fulfil orders than are less than 200 miles from our UK Nursery (near the town of Horsham in Surrey).

If your order contains items that are more than 200cm in height, or multiple heavy items, then the most practical (and cost effective) method of delivery is to use our own vehicles. Your delivery cost will be calculated based on the fuel consumption of the vehicle and the daily wage of our delivery driver

The cost of these large deliveries is usually between £200 - £400 per order.

What is your delivery process? After you place an order with us, we will keep you informed about the status of your order. We will attempt to contact you in the 24 hours before your planned delivery date – to confirm that you are ready to receive the delivery and to arrange a 2 hour time slot for delivery.

Our driver will deliver your order to the most suitable access point at the property and unload your items to a convenient place.

If you are not present at the time of delivery, our driver will still fulfil your order if it is safe to do so. Prior to delivery you can arrange with us to deliver to the property next door, or to a similar safe location.

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