Cabbage Tree

Wondering around the Wellington Botanic Garden there were dozens of these cabbage trees dotted around. They are officially called Cordyline australis (but cabbage tree is much easier to spell and say). These wide branched trees are unique to New Zealand and can grow up to 20 metres tall. This particular tree was next to the Carter Observatory. What caught my eye here was the way that the late afternoon sunlight was lighting up the leaves of the tree.

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