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Products > Cordyline australis 'Albertii'
Cordyline australis 'Albertii' - Grass Palm

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
Image of Cordyline australis 'Albertii'
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Tree
Family: Dracaenaceae (~Agaveaceae)
Origin: New Zealand (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Spring
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Height: 20-30 feet
Width: 10-15 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
Cordyline australis 'Albertii' (Grass Palm) - A striking variegated form of Cordyline australis that forms dense clusters of arching, sword-like leaves at the end of the stems that are dark green with a pink midrib and creamy yellow edges. Can grow to be a branched 20 to 30 foot tall and 10 foot wide tree and produces white flowers in the late spring. As with other Cordyine this plant flourishes in full sun to light shade and prefers good drainage. Fairly drought tolerant but grows more lush with regular irrigation. It is hardy to around 15 F, growing well in USDA zones 9-10. San Marcos Growers first received plants of Cordyline australis 'Albertii' from Duncan and Davies in 1991 and offered it in our catalog from 1992 until 1997 at which point we could no longer source the plant from New Zealand though it is very similar, if not the same, as the plant currently available under the name 'Torbay Dazzler'. 

This information about Cordyline australis 'Albertii' displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.