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Cussonia spicata/Cabbage Tree

Cussonia spicata / Cussonia spicata
Multi-trunked stand of the Cabbage Tree
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Multi-trunked stand of the Cabbage Tree

Large mass of trees in a Southern California botanical garden

Large, frond-like leaves

Close-up view of the corky bark

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Scientific Name: Cussonia spicata
Common Name: Cabbage Tree
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Green, Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
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Comments: This evergreen tree grows in tropical landscapes and produces large, coarse-textured leaves which form large rounded heads on thick branches. Stems are corky in texture. Flowers are greenish-yellow. Older established trees can tolerate light freezes.