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Astelia chathamica (Chatham Island Astelia) Silver Spear, Kakaha

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Suited to regions: All regions
Plant type: Flax and Flax-like
Height: 1.50 m
Spread: 1.50 m
Flowering time: Spring
Tolerances: Coastal, Extended dry periods, Hardy, Wind
Garden uses: Banks, Living areas, Ponds, Pool areas
Garden styles: Architectural, Backyard, City & Courtyard, Coastal, Frontyard, Japanese, Mediterranean, Modern, Native, Riparian
Easy to grow? Yes
Maintenance requirements Low
Growth rate Medium

How to grow Astelia chathamica (Chatham Island Astelia)

Astelia chathamica is one of the largest and most recognisable of the Astelia species as it produces broad and erect, silver-green leaves. The leaves are held with a gentle arch as it grows to 1.5 m tall and the same wide. The foliage is complemented with large spikes of white flowers in spring which are followed by bright orange fruit in summer. It grows best when planted in full sun on a well-drained site, through it will tolerate dry and windy conditions, shade, and frost. This is an ideal plant for coastal gardens, mass planting either on a bank or as a groundcover, or for adding texture and interest to a mixed planting. It will provide a striking display whether grown individually or in groups and is both robust and easy to grow.

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