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Astelia Silver Spear
Astelia chathamica 'Silver Spear'
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.

Uses: Gardens, pots, patios and containers. Plant among native grasses for a bold show and contrast. Bright orange berries over summer.
Position: 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.
Care: Little needed, but remove wayward leaves to tidy. Protect from harsh frost in colder areas of Zone 9.

x Width:

1.5 x 1 metres.
Hardiness Zone:
(if known)
Hardiness Zone - suits dark green area - click for details
Suitable for dark green area.
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