New Zealand gardens have undergone a transformation in recent years, the use of strong structural forms having become very popular. Right at the forefront of this is a once-endangered New Zealand (Chatham Islands) native. A very dramatic landscape plant that's become a standard setter.
Silver-leafed evergreen landscape plant.
Gardens, pots, patios and containers. Plant among native grasses for a bold show and contrast. Bright orange berries over summer.
Semi-shaded and coolish position. Needs some sun for best colouring of leaves. Select a well-drained site and enrich soil with compost or humus.
Little needed, but remove wayward leaves to tidy. Protect from harsh frost in colder areas of Zone 9.