Story: Horticultural use of native plants

Dwarf cabbage tree

Dwarf cabbage tree

Cordyline ‘Karo Kiri’ is a dwarf, non-flowering cabbage tree. It was first discovered in 1983 by a Christchurch nurseryman who propagated the plant for sale. The tree has short, rigid leaves and seldom grows more than 1.5 metres high. It is a hardy plant and grows equally well in a large pot indoors or in the ground.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Horticultural use of native plants - Breeding native plants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/11887/dwarf-cabbage-tree (accessed 22 February 2019)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007