A striking evergreen shrub, Cordyline australis 'Torbay Red' will add spectacular Mediterranean style to your garden in summer. With its long, arching, sword-like foliage that typically grows on a single stem, it has a distinctive palmlike appearance and compact growth – a great choice for planting in containers to add character to patios and sunny balconies.
Also known as the cabbage palm, Cordyline australis 'Torbay Red' has deep bronze-red leaves, making it a perfect plant to add contrast of form and colour in a mixed border. Mature plants produce clusters of sweetly scented, ivory-white blossom in the summer and berries in the autumn, so the bees and birds will love it too!
Fully deserving of its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, this is a proven performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can plant this with confidence to achieve stunning displays for many years to come.
Hardy to around -5C, we recommend that 'Torbay Red' is grown in a large pot where it can be moved under cover in the winter to protect it from the worst of the cold weather.
Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, it will reach approximately 2.5m x 1m in 10 years.