New Zealand Cabbage Trees

NEW ZEALAND CABBAGE TREES (CORDYLINE AUSTRALIS). Iconic native tree of New Zealand. Frequently seen in both town and country.

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The cabbage tree looks particularly beautiful when in flower.

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These cabbage trees are growing in the median strip of a street in the city of Invercargill in the south of the South Island.


Quintessential iconic shot of a cabbage tree in the NZ pastoral environment, Caroline Valley, Southland.


Cabbage tree viewed from above, Larnach Castle, Dunedin, NZ.


Roadside cabbage tree clump, NZ.


Young cabbage tree determined to grow in the expansion joint of a bridge over the river Thames, London, UK … you’ve got to admire their spirit!


Words by Exploring Colour and Photos by SO (2017)

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