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Torbay Dazzler Grass Palm

Cordyline australis 'Torbay Dazzler'


Torbay Dazzler Grass Palm (Cordyline australis 'Torbay Dazzler') at GardenWorks

Torbay Dazzler Grass Palm

Torbay Dazzler Grass Palm

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Torbay Dazzler Grass Palm (Cordyline australis 'Torbay Dazzler') at GardenWorks

Torbay Dazzler Grass Palm

Torbay Dazzler Grass Palm

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  25 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  8b

Other Names:  Cabbage Palm, Grass Tree, Dracaena Palm


A palm like tree with interesting green and cream variegated foliage; will eventually branch out; produces large panicles of sweet smelling white blooms; a wonderful addition to a tropical themed garden

Ornamental Features

Torbay Dazzler Grass Palm features dainty panicles of fragrant white round flowers with chartreuse eyes along the branches from late spring to early summer. It has attractive grayish green foliage edged in creamy white. The sword-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain grayish green throughout the winter.

Landscape Attributes

Torbay Dazzler Grass Palm is an evergreen tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Torbay Dazzler Grass Palm is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Torbay Dazzler Grass Palm will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Torbay Dazzler Grass Palm is a fine choice for the yard, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Its large size and upright habit of growth lend it for use as a solitary accent, or in a composition surrounded by smaller plants around the base and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Garden  Container 
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture 
Ornamental Features

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