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Phormium 'Maori Chief' (New Zealand flax 'Maori Cheif')

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
2m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
3m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Phormium 'Maori Chief'

Other names: New Zealand flax 'Maori Cheif'

Genus: Phormium Phormium

Variety or Cultivar: 'Maori Chief' _ 'Maori Chief' is an evergreen, clump-forming perennial with leathery, short, arching, sword shaped leaves that are striped pink, red and bronze. It produces upright spikes of orange-red flowers in summer.


Phormium 'Maori Chief' is: Evergreen

Flower: Orange-red in Summer

Foliage: Bronze, Pink, Red in All seasons

Habit: Arching, Clump-forming, Upright

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Phormium mealybug Phormium mealybug

Diseases: Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Phormium 'Maori Chief' (New Zealand flax 'Maori Cheif') will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses: Architectural, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Containers, Foliage only, Gravel, Low Maintenance

Cultivation: Grow in moist, well-drained, fertile soil in full sun, will also tolerate partial shade although colours are more intense in sun. Foliage may be damaged by cold winds and hard frosts.

Soil type: Sandy, Loamy

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

Soil pH: Alkaline, Acid, Neutral

Light: Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered, Exposed

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


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Botanical name: Phormium 'Maori Chief'

Other names: New Zealand flax 'Maori Cheif'

Genus: Phormium Phormium

Variety or Cultivar: 'Maori Chief' _ 'Maori Chief' is an evergreen, clump-forming perennial with leathery, short, arching, sword shaped leaves that are striped pink, red and bronze. It produces upright spikes of orange-red flowers in summer.


Phormium 'Maori Chief' is: Evergreen

Flower: Orange-red in Summer

Foliage: Bronze, Pink, Red in All seasons

Habit: Arching, Clump-forming, Upright

Watch out for

Specific pests: Phormium mealybug

Diseases: Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods: Division. REGISTER to read more...


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Phormium 'Maori Chief' (New Zealand flax 'Maori Cheif') will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses: Architectural, Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Containers, Foliage only, Gravel, Low Maintenance

Cultivation: Grow in moist, well-drained, fertile soil in full sun, will also tolerate partial shade although colours are more intense in sun. Foliage may be damaged by cold winds and hard frosts.

Soil type: Sandy, Loamy

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

Soil pH: Alkaline, Acid, Neutral

Light: Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect: North, South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered, Exposed

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


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