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Cordyline australis - 'Torbay Dazzler (Cabbage Tree)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Evergreen
Form Spiky Foliage / Spiky Upright Form, Architectural Form
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Variegated green-gold Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Cordyline australis - Cultivation Notes

Plant in spring in any fertile moist yet well drained soil. Cordyline will tolerate shade but avoid planting in hot dry or cold exposed areas. Protect in cold areas by tying up leaves.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Cordyline australis:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Ornamental winter bark / tracery
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Weaknesses of Cordyline australis

  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Cordyline australis:

  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Architectural plant with dramatic foliage suitable for hot dry spot

View all the plants listed in Genus Cordyline

View other types of shrubs with variegated green-gold foliage

Common Missspellings: Cordiline, Cordeline, Coredeline, Cordaline

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