Cordyline australis 'Torbay Dazzler'

Cordyline australis 'Torbay Dazzler'

Cabbage palm

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Cordyline australis 'Torbay Dazzler'
  • Common name: Cabbage palm
  • Plant type: Shrub

Height: 5m

Spread: 4m

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Golden
  • Features: Flowers

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Cabbage palm, Cordyline australis is a stunning foliage plant, bearing spiky, variegated leaves with bold cream stripes and margins. A native of New Zealand, it makes an excellent container plant for patios and elsewhere.

Cordyline australis 'Torbay Dazzler' is a particularly lovely cabbage palm, bearing sword-shaped leaves with green and cream stripes. It's perfect for growing in pots or as part of a mixed herbaceous border – particularly in tropical planting schemes – and in mild regions it will grow into a small tree. Mature plants produce branches of sweet-smelling, ivory-white flowers in summer, which are extremely attractive to bees. Its autumn berries are loved by starlings.

For best results grow Cordyline australis 'Torbay Dazzler' in a sunny, well-drained spot away from cold winter winds. Alternatively grow in a large container which you can move indoors in autumn.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle, Back
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

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