Astelia nervosa 'Westland'
Astelia - 3 litres
Astelia nervosa 'Westland' is an unusual half-hardy perennial from New Zealand with slender, arching, sword-shaped bronze-silver silver leaves, creating a distinctive architectural effect in a border or container.
Height and spread 60-90cm by 75cm (2-3ft x 30in). Associates well with Phormiums, thriving in similar conditions of humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil, in a sheltered site in sun or light shade. Plants in containers should be overwintered in a frost-free place. Makes a striking plant for the patio in summer and the conservatory in winter. May be risked outdoors over winter in a warm, sheltered site, with a mulch around the roots.
British nursery grown.
|Botanical name||Astelia nervosa|
|British nursery grown||Y|
|Foliage colour||Brown, Silver|
|Plant type||Herbaceous Perennials|
|Season of interest||Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter|
|Time to maturity||2 - 5 years|
|Ultimate height||0.6m - 1m|
|Ultimate spread||0.6m - 1m|