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  • silver spear
  • Eventual height: 1.2m
  • Eventual spread: 2m

Astelia 'Silver Shadow' (PBR)

silver spear

£19.99
Pot size 2 litre pot
2 litre pot
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moist, fertile, peaty soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: half hardy (will need winter protection)

    A superb architectural plant that adds drama and definition to a border. It has pointed, spear-shaped leaves that look as though they have been dusted with silver. In mid- to late spring long stalks of pale yellowish green flowers may be produced from female plants, followed by orange berries in the summer. It looks particularly good among grasses, purple-leaved plants, or other plants with silver foliage. In cold winters in exposed areas it may need some protection as it is not fully hardy.

  • Garden care: Provide protection during cold winters and divide plants, if necessary, in April to May. Avoid overhead watering if possible.
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