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ASTELIA



Silvery scales give this architectural plant a metallic sheen.

Genus of about 25 species of evergreen perennials mostly from mountainous regions of New Guinea, Australasia, Hawaii and southern areas of South America.

Growing in boggy, peaty areas they form large clumps.


  • 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
  • Additional Features - Good to know - grown for the striking foliage; flowers are insignificant.
  • Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - New Guinea, Australasia, Hawaii, southern South America.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil

Buy Varieties of ASTELIA

ASTELIA banksii

ASTELIA banksii  >


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
£15.00 each

ASTELIA chathamica 'Silver Spear'  AWARD

ASTELIA chathamica 'Silver Spear'  >

Striking silver, sword-like foliage, an excellent architectural plant for a patio tub or to lighten a dull corner
Large £25.00 each

ASTELIA nervosa 'Red Devil'

ASTELIA nervosa 'Red Devil'  >

Silvery-reddish-brown leaves with small white flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ for £13.00 each
£15.00 each

ASTELIA nervosa 'Westland'

ASTELIA nervosa 'Westland'  >

Silvery bronze arching leaves that turn red in colder conditions. Frost hardy but prefers damp areas
Multibuy Any 3+ for £13.00 each
£15.00 each
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ASTELIA 'Silver Shadow'

ASTELIA 'Silver Shadow'  >

Vigorous clump-forming variety with large silvery spear-shaped leaves. More silvery and larger growing than A. 'Silver Spear'
Multibuy Any 3+ for £13.00 each
£15.00 each
also Large £22.50 each
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