• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Cordyline australis 'Torbay Red'

Cabbage palm 'Torbay Red'

Cabbage palm 'Torbay Red'

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  • Other common names Cabbage palm 'Torbay Red'

  • 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

  • Family Asparagaceae / Asparagaceae

  • Species 'Torbay Red' is a small evergreen tree with a stem bearing a dense tuft of leathery, deep bronze-red, sword-shaped leaves to 75cm long and, when mature, large panicles of tiny, fragrant cream flowers

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Bushy

  • Fragrance Flower

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Partial Shade

  • Aspect South-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    2.5-4 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    1-1.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

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

Propagation Propagate from suckers

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

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