Come! Ms. Dunlap will give two talks at the CNPS Conservation Conference Feb. 1-3 in LA!

One regarding a database of 3,700 nectar plants (& how to collect images to benefit pollinators), and the other regarding
a prototypical key incorporating a novel plant identification system that produced an order of magnitude improvement.

Cordyline australis
(sold as Kiwi Dazzler)

Family: Asparagaceae

Common name: CABBAGE TREE

Native to: New Zealand


Types: shrub, tree

Forms: arching, clumping, erect, open form, rosette

Leaves evergreen

Max height: 9.8 feet

Max width: 5.25 feet


white/off white


green, secondary color present


Plant features: evergreen

Exposure: light shade, sun

Landscape uses: deer resistant, flower fragrant

Propagates by: seed

flowers in spring

Soil type: loam

USDA Zones: zone 9 to +20 f, zone 10 to +30 f, zone 11 to +40 f

Temp. range: +20 to above +40 °F

Water: dry, regular

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