Scaevola taccada ( Sea lettuce tree/Native cabbage/Cardwell cabbage ) – Tube stock


The leaves can be cooked as greens, hence the names Native Cabbage and Sea Lettuce.

26 in stock



It has attractive, light green foliage and a compact shape.
It also flowers and fruits throughout the year.
A shrub that can grow to a small tree 3-10m tall.
This plant is suitable as a hedge, screen, or even ground cover with pruning.

Light preference : Full sun
Water preference : Moderate water
Plant growth rate : Moderate

* Drought tolerant once established
* Preferred well drained soil
* Bird and bee attracting

Plant & Rootzone Preference – Tolerance : Well-Drained Soils, Saline Soils / Salt Spray, Dry Soils / Drought, Moist Soils, Easy to Grow

This bush with fleshy green leaves and a ‘split’ flower is often seen on our rocky shores and sandy beaches where it is tolerant of salty spray although its roots doesn’t actually tolerate regular flooding by seawater. Grows in a wide variety of soil types but prefers sandy soils and is salt tolerant.

Altitudinal range quite small, +/- confined to beaches just above sea level.
Usually grows in shrubland or on the edges of beach forest.


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