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Cordyline australis 'Torbay Dazzler' (v)
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cabbage palm 'Torbay Dazzler'

'Torbay Dazzler' is an evergreen, palm-like tree with terminal tufts of sword-shaped leaves to 60cm in length, heavily striped with creamy-white

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Size
Ultimate height
2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
1–1.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green White
Summer Green White
Autumn Green White
Winter Green White
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H3
Botanical details
Family
Asparagaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Cordyline are palm-like evergreen shrubs or tree-like perennials, with rosettes or tufts of linear or anrrowly lance-shaped, leathery leaves, and terminal panicles of fragrant, cup-shaped flowers followed by small. spherical berries

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in a sheltered position in full sun or partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by seed or suckers

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Mediterranean climate plants
  • Architectural
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Not usually pruned

Pests

May be attacked by scale insects and glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases

May be affected by Cordyline slime flux

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