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Cordyline australis 'Torbay Dazzler' (Cabbage tree 'Torbay Dazzler')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
10m
Max height
4m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cordyline australis 'Torbay Dazzler'

Other names

Cabbage tree 'Torbay Dazzler'

Genus

Cordyline Cordyline

Variety or Cultivar

'Torbay Dazzler' _ 'Torbay Dazzler' is an evergreen, palm-like tree with green, cream striped, sword-like leaves.


Cordyline australis 'Torbay Dazzler' is: Evergreen

Habit

Single stemmed palm, cycad or tree

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Cream, White in Summer

Foliage

Cream, Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Scale insects Glasshouse red spider mite , Scale insects

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Not usually pruned.

Propagation methods

Seed, Suckers


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Where to grow

Cordyline australis 'Torbay Dazzler' (Cabbage tree 'Torbay Dazzler') will reach a height of 10m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Coastal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Sub-Tropical, Containers, Roof terrace

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in full sun or light shade, in a sheltered position.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Cordyline australis 'Torbay Dazzler'

Other names

Cabbage tree 'Torbay Dazzler'

Genus

Cordyline Cordyline

Variety or Cultivar

'Torbay Dazzler' _ 'Torbay Dazzler' is an evergreen, palm-like tree with green, cream striped, sword-like leaves.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Single stemmed palm, cycad or tree

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Cream, White in Summer

Foliage

Cream, Green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Scale insects

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Not usually pruned.

Propagation methods

Seed, Suckers


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Cordyline australis 'Torbay Dazzler' (Cabbage tree 'Torbay Dazzler') will reach a height of 10m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Coastal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Sub-Tropical, Containers, Roof terrace

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in full sun or light shade, in a sheltered position.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10

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