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Astelia chathamica 'Silver Spear'
Common Name: Chatham Island Astelia Family: Asteliaceae (The Astelia Family)

Astelia chathamica 'Silver Spear'
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'Silver Spear' is a selection from the endangered Chatham Island astelia, endemic to these subantarctic islands near New Zealand. It's an extremely ornamental plant with flax-like leaves sporting an amazing satin-silver-metalic sheen! Offers drama in spades. So very close to being hardy here but not quite. It has taken minus 10 Celsius in our unheated greenhouse but can't freezing combined with rain and wind. Best kept above zero and on the dry side. Worth every effort.


Geogrpahical Origin:
Native Habitat:
Forest floors, cliffs, rock bluffs, lakeshore scarps, stream margins and swamps.

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourYellow 
TypeTender  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height4-6'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread3-5'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureSun Part Sun  Foliage ColourSilver 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Dry  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone9-10  BerriesYes 
BC NativeNo    

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