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Cordyline australis ‘Torbay Dazzler’

Cabbage palm

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  • Botanical name: Cordyline australis 'Torbay Dazzler'
  • Common name: Cabbage palm
  • Family: Asparagaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Shrub
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Golden

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.

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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.

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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.

How to grow Cordyline 'Torbay Dazzler'

  • Plant size

    5m height

    4m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Cordyline 'Torbay Dazzler' and wildlife

Cordyline 'Torbay Dazzler' is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Cordyline 'Torbay Dazzler' poisonous?

Cordyline 'Torbay Dazzler' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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