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botanical name:
Cordyline australis 'Torbay Red'
Cordyline australis 'Torbay Red' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Cabbage Palm
family:  Asparagaceae
characteristics: tree, evergreen
height: 8.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: spiky
leaf colour: maroon
flower colour: cream
fruit colour: white
stem/bark: brown
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 9 to 11
description:
Palm-like tree with long, pointed purple-red leaves.

cultivation:
Reasonably fertile, well drained soil in sun or part shade and a warm location.

usage:
Good focal plant and ideal for a Mediterranean or exotic style planting. Performs well in mild coastal locations where it can make an effective street tree.
Can also be successfully grown in containers.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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