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- Good to know - grown for the striking foliage; flowers are insignificant.
- Pests & Diseases - none.
- Place of Origin - New Guinea, Australasia, Hawaii, southern South America.
- Evergreen - perennials. Large clumps of linear leaves, covered with silvery scales. Panicles of green, yellowish, or purple-brown flowers in spring or summer followed by orange or red berries.
- Full Sun
- Partial Shade
- Fertile moist well-drained soil - peaty soil.
Buy Varieties of ASTELIA
Commonly known as: Coastal astelia.
Narrower silver-green leaves than A. chathamica. Dense clump-forming plant which is frost hardy and grows to 3 feet
Striking silver, sword-like foliage, an excellent architectural plant for a patio tub or to lighten a dull corner
Commonly known as: Bush astelia, Bush flax.
Sword-like green leaves and fragrant green flowers in spring
Silvery-reddish-brown leaves with small white flowers
Silvery bronze arching leaves that turn red in colder conditions. Frost hardy but prefers damp areas
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5