Cordyline australis – cabbage tree
Cabbage tree (Torbay palm in the UK) is a palm from New Zealand, hardy in the south of the UK. The long thin leaves are used for twine & basketry etc. The Maoris slow-baked the stems which become sweet and edible. Likes sun or part shade; hardy to -10°C but will usually resprout if damaged.
Out of stock - for plants, check in July for availability next autumn/winter