PHORMIUM tenax

Commonly known as New Zealand flax

Green tall growing
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Fibrous, grey-green leaves.
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Clump-forming perennial. Produces candelabras of upright, curved, waxy, red-brown flowers followed by upright black seed heads.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

PHORMIUM tenax

 
Available again FEBRUARY 2022 - fresh stock in late winter
£16.50 each 
MULTIBUY SAVING

Any 3+ for 14.00 each
Delivery Information Available again FEBRUARY 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • Additional Features
    Architectural interest
    Good to know
    All-year-round colour and flower spikes in summer
    Pests & Diseases
    Mealybugs.
    Place of origin
    New Zealand. Introduced into UK by Joseph Banks in 1789.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Australian / New Zealand
    Coastal / windswept
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • 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
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
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3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

Buy Varieties of PHORMIUM tenax

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PHORMIUM tenax 'Purpureum'

PHORMIUM tenax 'Purpureum'

New Zealand flax

long bronzy-purple leaves

 
MULTIBUY Any 3+ for 14.00 each
£16.50 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2022 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

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