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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
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Arching, silver-scaly leaves to 1.5m (5ft) long.
  • Brown or black
  • Height
    1.2m (4ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Clump-forming perennial. Flowers may be followed by orange berries on female plants
  • 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)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

ASTELIA chathamica 'Silver Spear'

 
Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
Large £25.00 each 
Delivery Information Available again from summer 2022
plant size comparison icon 3 Litre
Extra large £35.00  
  • Additional Features
    Architectural interest
    Good to know
    Syn. A. chathamica, A. chathamica 'Silver Sword'. Looks stunning when spotlit at night.
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    New Zealand
  • Flower Shape
    Panicles
    Long-stalked panicles
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
    Coastal / windswept
    Patio / pot plants
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Linear
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
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    Summer
    Winter
  • 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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