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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

  • Evergreen - clump forming perennial. Arching, silver-scaly leaves to 1.5m (5ft) long.
  • Height - 1.2m (4ft)
  • Spread - 2m (6ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - produces long stalks of brownish flowers followed by orange berries on female plants
  • 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 - Architectural interest
  • Good to know - this taller variety looks stunning when spotlit at night.
  • Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - New Zealand
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Australian / New Zealand
  • Coastal / windswept
  • Patio / pot plants
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - peaty soil.
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1.2m (4ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  2m (6ft)
 

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