Torbay Dazzler Cabbage Palm
Torbay Dazzler is a stunning variegated form of an already spectacular species, the Cabbage Palm and often just called by their genus name, Cordylines, are native to various parts of the South Pacific but this species in particular is indigenous to the New Zealand islands. If winter temperatures are mild enough for many consecutive years, the Cordyline will form a stunning trunk and turn into a small quasi palm tree. After a severe freeze they can be burnt back but will reemerge from the roots.
Latin Name: Cordyline australis
Site and Soil: A variety of soils, so long as they’re well draining in full to part sun
Hardiness: Hardy to about 10ºF.
Leaf Color: Variegated greens, creams and yellows
Leaf Size: Up to 2′ long or more
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height by 3-6′ wide
Pests & Diseases: None that we have observed
USDA Zone: 8a