Astelia chathamica
SILVER SPEAR, MAORI FLAX
Asteliaceae

 
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Plant type: evergreen rhizomatous soft-wooded perennial

Hardiness zones: 9-10

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to constantly moist

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: moderate wind, second line salt wind, light frost
1.5m
Plant habit
 
2m

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Flowers: chartreuse

Flowering Time: early summer to late summer

Leaves: silver-grey

Ornamental Fruit: orange on females
 
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Astelia chathamica
SILVER SPEAR, MAORI FLAX
Asteliaceae

 

  Plant type: evergreen rhizomatous soft-wooded perennial

Hardiness zones: 9-10

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun

Soil Moisture: dry between watering to constantly moist

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: moderate wind, second line salt wind, light frost
1.5m
Plant habit
 
2m

FEATURES

Flowers: chartreuse

Flowering Time: early summer to late summer

Leaves: silver-grey

Ornamental Fruit: orange on females


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits mediterranean, oriental, contemporary, coastal, cottage & alpine designs

Uses: informal hedge, pot, mass planting, accents, border

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: easy






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