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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

  • Evergreen - tussocks of arching leaves of an eye-catching silver-green. Panicles of white flowers in spring.
  • Green
  • Height - to 90cm (36in)
  • Spread - 50cm (20in)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - clump-forming perennial
  • 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)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - none.
  • Place of origin - New Zealand
  • Flower Shape - Panicles - - panicles of small, insignificant flowers
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Silver -
  • Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Linear - see photos above
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - peaty soil.
to 90cm (36in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  50cm (20in)
 

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