Cordyline are palm-like evergreen shrubs or tree-like perennials, with linear, lance-shaped leaves. Panicles of fragrant, cup-shaped flowers are followed by small. spherical berries. C. australis is a small evergreen tree with several stout branches arising from a single trunk. Leaves long, sword-shaped, in dense clusters at the branch tips. Large panicles of small, fragrant cream flowers are produced in spring. Plant in full sun to partial shade in a sheltered location.