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New Zealand Flax

Phormium tenax

Also known as

Coastal Flax, Harakeke, Common Flax Lily, Flax Bush, New Zealand Hemp

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

2.5m

2.5m

Min

1.5m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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New Zealand Flax Overview

This species produces evergreen foliage and dusky red flowers. They are very salt tolerant and thrives in seaside conditions.

Common problems with New Zealand Flax

How to propagate New Zealand Flax

Seed

You can propagate from seed.

Division

Division in spring.

Other uses of New Zealand Flax

Foliage, ornamental. Suitable for coastal conditions.