- kinds of ornamental plants
- Champagne Palm
- Spindle Palm
- Red Palm
- Cordyline australis ‘Torbay Dazzler’
- Pot sizes
- Plant height
- Review: If you want palm trees head for Torquay
- Palm tree ahead danger
- Cordyline ‘Torbay Dazzler’
- Cordyline ‘Torbay Dazzler’ care
kinds of ornamental plants
This palm is botanically known as Ravenea rivularis, a popularly house plant identified through tall stalks of bladed green foliage that grows fast until 10 feet tall. It is a large indoor plotted plant that grows fast up to 10 feet tall. Known for its large bladed fronds, this indoor palm plant with proper attention in the form of adequate care, adds beauty and class to any room and enhances the interior of a house to a great extend.
The plant grows well in temperate, tropical as well as sub tropical climates and thrives well in a partially shaded area, receiving dappled sunlight. However, the majesty palm can be grown either inside or outside the house, and just requires good soil, water and right amount of sunlight for its growth. So, if you are planning to grow this amazing majesty palm tree in your house, here are some tips on how to care for a
Read more at Buzzle: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/majesty-palm-care.html
Available for php 1,600
This palm is also called bottle palm (Hyophorbe lagenicaulis Palmae) this palm is native of Mauritius and was introduced in the Philippines as ornamental and now used in many parks, gardens and houses throughout the country. This is a solitary palm that grow 7 meters in height.
Price : php 350 to php 550
This palm are solitary palms, with a distinctive, spindle shaped trunk. it can grow until 6 meters tall and this is critically endangered in its natural habitat. This palm is also native in Mauritus island, this kind of palm is very beautiful and unique, and the swollen trunk and turquoise crown shaft will provide a great feature in the garden.
Price : php 1000 to php 2000
Price : php 550 to php 1,800
For Inquiries Please Contact
Phone : 032 424 3734
Mobile : 639272201646
Mobile : [email protected]
BACK TO MAIN PAGE
Cordyline australis ‘Torbay Dazzler’
With items such as ferns, juvenile tree ferns and herbaceous plants it is difficult to give the exact size of each species when such a wide range of plants are grown so we specify standard pot sizes to give an indication of the size and/or age of the plant you are buying.
Sometimes the pot size might vary slightly from the standard or we might listed as 2-3 litre pot, depending on the growers we purchased them from. However, the sizes of the plants are similar in height and spread.
Sometimes the plants might be photographed in decorative pots. However, please bear in mind that our plants are kept in plastic nursery pots.
For the outdoor plants, that are meant to be planted in the ground, the height of the pot is excluded from the measurement. The height is measured from the top of the pot to the tallest leaf or branch of the plant.
All plants are measured when brought to our nursery, however, due to natural factors, the actual size of the plant might change over time due to adjustments to the environment. When picking multiple plants for an order, we aim to pick matching plants.
A fierce row broke out on the English Riviera today over one of Torquay’s most prickly subjects – its famous palm trees.
As part of a spring clean, palms have been uprooted from a flower bed near the harbour and others are to be moved, causing howls of protest from councillors, shopkeepers and residents.
Councillor Robert Excell said he was “shocked” by the removal of the trees and described the scene as “carnage”.
“I understood they were going to thin it out and improve views across the harbour. I didn’t expect this carnage. It was a bit of a shock seeing it,” he said.
Jenny Faulkner, another councillor, said she understood that the beds were being cleared to prevent crime and antisocial behaviour taking place in the shadows, but said: “It is a shame they have cleared it out completely. They should have had the manners to inform people.”
Pauline Harvey, who owns a gift shop on Victoria Parade, said: “It’s terrible. People come to Torquay expecting to see palm trees and lovely plants.”
The palm trees, which have added an exotic touch to Torquay since Victorian times, have long caused tension. There was outrage three years ago when fears were raised that palms placed in inappropriate positions could scratch passersby.
Torbay council today insisted it was not intent on removing the beloved trees. It admitted a “handful” of smaller palms had been removed from the harbour area, but said larger ones were going to be spread out to form an attractive avenue.
Review: If you want palm trees head for Torquay
After a long winter and a spring with a chilly finale, we felt we needed to enjoy a couple of days in a resort with plenty of palm trees.
The view from our room at the Grand
And rather than taking an eight-hour flight, we jumped at the chance to visit England’s Riviera.
Richardson Hotels have five hotels in the south west, and we were invited to stay for one night in each of two in Torquay.
The Grand Hotel
The first stop was the Grosvenor Hotel, where we had the warmest of greetings from general manager Julio de Carvalho, before being shown to our huge room – with sea view.
With a king-size bed, sofa, armchairs, writing desk, TV, large bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, plump white towels, bathrobes and free wi-fi access it had everything you could possibly need for a whole week’s stay.
Whilst we had a coffee in the bar, we perused the tempting dinner menu, and I decided some exercise was required – the indoor pool beckoned as it wasn’t quite warm enough for the outside one!
Michelin Star and TV chef John Burton Race joined the team at the Grosvenor at the beginning of the year so as you can imagine the menu is quite something.
For dinner you could choose his signature seven-course Gourmet Tasting Menu with delights such as Tomato Pressé, Venison Carpaccio, Crab Raviolo, Corn-fed Squab Pigeon,
a Selection of Three Cheeses and lemon mousse and Gratin of Pear, or from the a la carte menu. We chose the latter.
The view from the ferris wheel
After an entree of pureed spring greens, I went for the Burrata as a starter. This was picked beetroot, horseradish and apple and thyme. My husband chose crab with watermelon, ginger, lime, chilli, sage and coriander.
Beautifully presented they were delicious as were my main course of turbot and his of pigeon.
And to finish I had a glorious strawberry concoction and my husband a chocolate one.
Each course was presented in style with the waiter describing the ingredients and how the flavours mingle.
After breakfast the following day, in brilliant sunshine we set out to sample the delights of Torquay.
If you like meandering, this seaside town is perfect.
Our bedroom at the Grosvenor Hotel
There are promenades, a marina and garden walks and a myriad of bars, restaurants and cafes.
And then there is the English Riviera Wheel.
Although I am pretty scared of heights, I couldn’t resist the temptation to take a ride, at just £6 a pop for two revolutions.
The views from the top were stupendous and provided a great photo opportunity.
We spent the whole day wandering, sitting in the sun and just enjoying the ambience. However, if you were in Torquay for a week, you could sample such attractions as Kents Cavern, a cave system, Living Coasts – a coastal zoo, Babbacombe Model Village, Torre Abbey – a historic building and art gallery, The Pavilion Theatre, Cockington Court craft centre, Dinosaur World, a grand Victorian Museum, a recreated Victorian street, plus a model railway and replica wartime trench.
Five miles west of Torquay is Compton Castle.
Our second hotel, the Grand, an AA four Star with an AA Rosette for Fine dining, can boast that Agatha Christie honeymooned there on Christmas Eve 1914.
Once again we had a large room, with the most amazing views across the bay.
There is a leisure club with two pools, multi-gym, Jacuzzi, sauna and tennis court, plus a beauty clinic.
For dinner in Restaurant 1881 – named after the year the hotel was founded – we were spoilt for choice with a menu that included starters such as pigeon breast, fillet beef tartar, pan friend scallops, buttered asparagus and caramelised cauliflower soup.
You could choose from duck, chicken, duo of pork, monkfish tail, mackerel fillets, salmon or Jerusalem artichoke tarte for main course.
Puddings included Bread & Butter Pudding, crème anglaise, Blackcurrant Panna Cotta, pistachio, olive oil cake, Coffee Creme Brulee,
Black Forest and carrot cake.
Spoilt for choice – definitely.
And from the dining room window we could see the lights of Torquay, with the palm trees illuminated in shades of pink, blue and green.
We had our palm trees!
Report and photos by Marilyn Barber
The Grand Hotel, Seafront, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 6NT. Tel 01803 296677. Email:[email protected]
Reservations: 0800 005 2244.
Palm tree ahead danger
He said the authority valued the use of palm trees in promoting the bay’s image but added: “Both palms and trees have an important role to play in creating an attractive riviera landscape, and each needs to be used appropriately. It is usually not appropriate for palms to be placed in heavily pedestrian streets.”
Mr Osborne was replying to Robert Excell, the chairman of Torquay chamber of trade, who asked if palms would be retained in an upgrade of the harbour and surrounding gardens.
Colin Charlwood, a Liberal Democrat councillor, said: “The truth is that, like everything else, health and safety regulations mean we have to be mindful that palm trees could be dangerous.
“What if one of those leaves caught a child in the eye, for example? It is a little bit like keeping tigers: they are beautiful to look at but you wouldn’t want them wandering the streets. What is being suggested is not that we don’t have them, but that they need to be placed out of harm’s way.” Mr Excell said the trees were vital to the resort’s identity.
“If we had palm trees all the way down the main street and round the town hall it would have made us stand out,” he added. “The council says it is continuing to plant palms but my question is, where? At one point, they were all along the major tourist roads and now we are losing them and moving away from our heritage.” Adrian Sanders, the Torbay Liberal Democrat MP, believed the council was being “far too cautious”.
He said: “We have lived with these trees for years and years and there have never been any injuries, as far as I am aware. Palms are part of Torbay. I certainly would not want to see a reduction.”
Nick Bye, Torbay council’s elected mayor, said he did not think there was any risk from palm trees unless “you were in the Caribbean and a great big pineapple fell on your head”.
Tim Jones, of the Devon and Cornwall Business Council, said: “If we really think of health and safety to the level where it governs such an important symbol that has been used for many years to portray the essence of Torbay, then the nanny state has gone absolutely mad.”
Dennis Axford, the mayor of Penzance, which also has palms, said: “If you stick your head into a palm tree I suppose you might get scratched. But if you brush by a bed of nettles you are bound to get stung.
“Where does it stop? Will we be banning rose bushes from public gardens in case people hurt themselves?”
Torbay council denied it was going “health and safety mad”.
A spokesman said: “About a dozen palms were planted last year and we are aiming to plant 20 more in a prominent position on the seafront in an appropriate area.
“The palm is a symbol of Torbay and we want them to be everywhere as much as we can. But you cannot get away from the fact that in some areas they are not suitable. It is something we have got to be careful about.”
Cordyline australis ‘Torbay Dazzler’ (Torbay Dazzler Grass Palm) – This is a palm-like, sub-tropical tree that grows with an upright habit and with age will branch to produce several heads of green strap leaves that have a strong cream variegation along the leaf margins. Like the other colorful Cordyline australis cultivars this plant should grow to be a branched 10 to 20 foot tall by 5 to 10 foot wide evergreen tree and produces large panicles of small, sweet-scented flowers in late spring to summer. Best in full coastal sun to light shade – some shade protection necessary in hotter inland gardens. It is drought tolerant in coastal gardens but responds well to occasional to regular irrigation. Useful in dry gardens but also offers a tropical look. A great container plant. It can tolerate coastal conditions if protected from direct sea winds (Zone 2) . It is hardy to around 15° F, growing well in USDA zones 9-10 (and possibly warmer Zone 8 locations). This plant came from Torbay Palm Farm from near Cornwall, England and was a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit winner in 2004. This plant looks to be fairly similar to the variegated cultivar Cordyline australis ‘Albertii’ but lacks the faint red margin of this later plant and is also reportedly more compact, a good thing as an old plant of Cordyline australis ‘Albertii’, planted in 1988 in our nursery garden, is now about 30 feet tall. San Marcos Growers first received ‘Torbay Dazzler’ in 2003 and have grown this very fine cultivar ever since. The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery’s garden and in other gardens that we have observed it in. We also will incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing Cordyline ‘Torbay Dazzler’.
Cordyline ‘Torbay Dazzler’
Cordyline ‘Torbay Dazzler’ commonly known as Cabbage Palm is a bushy, evergreen palm like tree shrub which has thin, sword like, green leaves which are striped heavily with a creamy white colour and often tinged with pink. Once matured the Cordyline ‘Torbay Dazzler’ can bloom these tall, erect ivory coloured flowers which are a firm favourite by insects and is fully bee friendly.
Makes a fantastic all round garden plant that is both pollution and salt tolerate, grown in city gardens and coastal schemes well. Suiting a variety of planting locations and schemes including containers, where it is know to make a fantastic statement plant which creates colourful impact instantly. Mainly grown for its striking foliage rather than the flowers.
Cordyline ‘Torbay Dazzler’ care
Plant the Cordyline ‘Torbay Dazzler’ in a sunny, partially shaded area of the garden with moist, well drained soils where it will thrive. Generally disease and pest free and no pruning required makes this a perfect low maintenance garden plant thats suitable for gardeners of all abilities. May require some protection through a fleece or moving into a warmer area of the garden in the frost which it dislikes.