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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

  • Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of Origin - New Zealand
  • Height - to 90cm (3ft)
  • Spread - 50cm (20in)
  • Evergreen - clump forming perennial. Tussocks of arching leaves of an eye-catching silver-green. Panicles of white flowers in spring.
  • Ornamental grasses
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil - peaty soil.
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
to 90cm (3ft)
Ornamental Grass - guide for size not form Watering Can
  50cm (20in)

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