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Astelia chathamica (Silver Spear)

Type Herbaceous flower, Grass, Evergreen
Form Spiky Foliage / Spiky Upright Form, Architectural Form
Size Medium Sized Tree (3 to 8m height)
Colours Silver Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance
Hardiness Half hardy, Drought Tolerant, Tender Exotic
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Astelia chathamica:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Weaknesses of Astelia chathamica

  • Tender exotic suitable only for very mild areas
  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Astelia chathamica:

  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Ornamental grass for summer long foliage interest

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