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

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1.2m
Max height
1.2m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Astelia nervosa 'Westland'

Other names

Bush flax 'Westland'

Genus

Astelia 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

Habit

Clump-forming

Foliage

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

How to care

Watch out for

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

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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Botanical name

Astelia nervosa 'Westland'

Other names

Bush flax 'Westland'

Genus

Astelia Astelia

Variety or Cultivar

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

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Foliage

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


How to care

Watch out for

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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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