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Botanical name: Astelia chathamica
Other names: Silver spear, Maori flax
Species: A. chathamica - A. chathamica is a hardy, clump-forming perennial with long, silvery spear shaped leaves, and occassional yellow flowers from female plants followed by orange berries.
Astelia chathamica is: Evergreen
Flower: Yellow-green in Spring
Foliage: Dark-green, Silvery-grey in All seasons
Fruit: Orange in Summer
Diseases: Generally disease free.
Propagation methods: Seed, Division. REGISTER to read more...
Astelia chathamica (Silver spear) will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 1.2m after 10-20 years.
Suggested uses: Architectural, City, Coastal, Beds and borders, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Foliage only
Cultivation: Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained, preferably acid soil in full sun or partial shade. Foliage may be damaged by cold winds and hard frosts.
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|Soil types:||Sandy, Loamy|
|Soil drainage:||Well-drained, Moist but well-drained|
|Soil pH:||Acid, Neutral|
|Light:||Partial Shade, Full Sun|
|Aspect:||South, East, West|
|Hardiness:||Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)|
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