In praise of cabbage trees

It’s Arbor Day when we’re being encouraged to plant and care for trees.

In support of that I salute one of my many favourite natives, the cabbage tree, cordyline australis or ti kouka.

It starts like this . . .

 cabbage tree 001

. . .  and grows like this (dog optional)  . . .

cabbage tree 002

. . . to this . . .cabbage tree 003

 

. . . which supports my theory that nature has a sense of humour.

One Response to In praise of cabbage trees

  1. Deborah says:

    I love cabbage trees too, and I love it when they are in full bloom.

    Like

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