Also known as
Shore Astelia, Wharawhara
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10 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Coastal Astelia Overview
Astelia banksii is a clump-forming perennial from New Zealand that produces sword-like arching silvery-green leaves that makes a striking 1m plus foliage display. Although it does produce sprays of small green flowers in summer, it is for the architectural foliage that this plant is chosen. Preferring partial shade in a sheltered position, it will tolerate full sun as long as it protected from frost and cold winds.
How to propagate Coastal Astelia
Divide clumps in spring.
Special features of Coastal Astelia
Other uses of Coastal Astelia
These ornamental plants suit being grown in containers and raised beds in the sheltered environment of urban courtyards and patios. Drought resistant once established this plant can be included in coastal gardens where the marine environment helps to reduce the possibility of frost damage.