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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.

Further Reading....

  • 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
£16.00 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 only £25.00 each
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Available late spring to early summer 2021 - These plants will be available again sometime in late spring/early summer depending on growing conditions.

ASTELIA nervosa 'Red Devil'

ASTELIA nervosa 'Red Devil'  >

Silvery-reddish-brown leaves with small white flowers
Multibuy Any 3+ for £14.00 each
£16.00 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 £14.00 each
£16.00 each

ASTELIA 'Red Shadow'

ASTELIA 'Red Shadow'  >

Large only £25.00 each

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 £14.00 each
£16.00 each
also Large £25.00 each
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Available again from NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2020 - These plants are currently unavailable but will be dispatched in November/December

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