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Damhead Nursery
Damhead Farm
Lothianburn
Midlothian
EH10 7DZ

Astelia are clump-forming, rhizomatous evergreen perennials with arching, linear, keeled, silvery leaves and panicles of small, pale greenish or brown flowers, followed on female plants by orange or red berries

 

Details

A. chathamica is an evergreen perennial to 1.2m tall, forming a large clump of silvery, sword-shaped leaves, with panicles of small greenish flowers followed, on female plants, by orange berries

Plant range

New Zealand

 

Hardiness

H3

 

Aspect

South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

 

Exposure

Sheltered

 

Moisture

Moist but well-drained

 

Soil

Clay, Loam

 

How to grow

Cultivation

Grown in moist, but reasonably well-drained, fertile, peaty soil in full sun or partial shade and sheltered spot. The foliage can be damaged by frost and prevailing cold winds. It may need winter protection

 

Propagation

If necessary, divide in spring. Propagate by seed, sow seeds in containers in a cold frame as soon as ripe

 

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Architectural City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal

 

How to care

Pruning

Remove or trim winter damaged foliage in spring

 

Pests

Generally trouble free

 

Diseases

Generally trouble free

Astelia Chath. Silver Spear

£9.60Price
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