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Astelia nervosa 'Westland' (Bush flax 'Westland')

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1 hour care
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Ultimate height
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Time to maturity
10-20 years
To maturity

Botanical name: Astelia nervosa 'Westland'

Other names: Bush flax 'Westland'

Genus: Astelia

Variety or Cultivar: 'Westland' _ 'Westland' is an evergreen perennial which forms silvery, arching sword-like leaves turning red in cold weather.

Astelia nervosa 'Westland' is: Evergreen

Foliage: Flushed red in Winter; Silvery-grey, Dark-green in All seasons

Habit: Clump-forming

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Diseases: Generally disease free.

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Astelia nervosa 'Westland' (Bush flax 'Westland') 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.

Soil type: Sandy, Loamy

Soil drainage: Well-drained, Moist but well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3), Hardy (H4)

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