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
Further Reading....
  • 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
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Partial shade
    Best in partial shade

ASTELIA banksii

 
  • 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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