Astelia Banksii brings a tropical feel to the garden with this striking architectural plant! Clump-forming habit with sprays of very tall, arching, narrow sword-shaped silvery leaves. Insignificant pale green flowers will develop in the Summer months which are then followed by purple-red berries. It can reach an approximate mature height of 120 cm and a spread of 80 cm. It can be grown in patio, containers, beds and borders.
Suggested Care: Astelia Banksii should be planted in moist but well-drained, loamy soils, positioned in full sun to partial shade. For best growing conditions, grow in moderately fertile soils. As its name suggests, it is well suited to growing in coastal areas. The evergreen foliage can be damaged by frost and cold wind so may need winter protection. It can be propagated by division however, the divisions can be slow to establish.
Planting Instructions: Break up the soil well before planting and dig a hole twice the size of the pot. Remove plant from the pot by tapping the rim of the pot in ‘up side down’ position. However, do not pull the plant from the pot. Firm soil after planting and water regularly for the first month.