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Cordyline banksii. Ti Ngahere. Bush cabbage tree.

April 19th 2004

Cordyline banksii Ti Ngahere Bush cabbage tree
Cordyline banksii
Forest Cabbage Tree Ti Ngahere

This Cabbage tree is seldom found in open ground and is often in scrub or deeper forest. It sometimes has an orange midrib

As a young plant this cabbage tree is suggestive of a flax; with its long drooping leaves, but after a few years it will grow a single trunk and adopt the cabbage tree form. Note the red mid rib and the parallel bands of yellow and green on the leaves which make it a striking garden feature.

The seed s germinate well in conditions close to the temperature of the environment in which they were collected.

90-110 seeds per gram.

If you wish to learn more about native plants I suggest one of these natural history books from fishpond

Life-size Guide to New Zealand Native Ferns: Featuring the Caterpillars Which Feed on ThemA Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New ZealandGardener's Encyclopaedia of NZ Native PlantsTrees and Shrubs of New ZealandThe Reed Field Guide to New Zealand Native Trees



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