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Cordyline australis 'Torbay Dazzler' (Cabbage Tree, Grass Palm)

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Plant description

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Cordyline 'Torbay Dazzler' is a perennial palm like plant with long sword shaped leaves of green boldly striped with yellow edges and pink tones. A great hardy plant that brings dramatic shape and colour to the garden, and looks great in containers. Good in cool to tropical zones. Grows to around 3 metres high and a metre wide, it does well in full sun to part shade. Tolerates some frost and dry spells, and coastal conditions.

Further reading: Top ten native plants and Best natives for pots and small gardens (articles written by native plant expert and horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: cream green
Flowering season: summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 2.8 metres
Minimum height: 1.5 metres

Maximum width: 1.5 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 6.0-7.5

Pests

Mealy bug

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: Slow release fertiliser.

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