Buckingham Garden Centre and Nurseries publicity manager Chris Day reported to the Horticultural Week magazine last week that he thought “there was a movement to shrubs and more structural plants this year because of more house-building and confidence among shoppers to make bigger purchases”.

Cordyline australis 'Torbay Dazzler'

Cordylines or ‘Cabbage Tree’ (a name attributed by some sources to early settlers in New Zealand having used the young leaves as a substitute for cabbage) fits into this category perfectly as they are excellent for adding architecture to a planting display, whether it is in the border or in a container. There not so good served as an accompaniment to your Sunday Roast.

We have some great varieties available for delivery immediately including Cordyline ‘Torbay Dazzler’ which holds the RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM).