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Phormium cookianum


Phormium cookianum Phormium cookianum

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
Wharariki. Large perennial with green long leathery erect sword like leaves with drooping tips, arranged in fans. Grows commonly from sea level to 1300mt, on steep cliff faces, often near but not in water. Tall stems up to 2 metres tall produce green tinged orange or yellow flowers in spring, loved by the tuis for their abundant nectar. These are followed by pendulous twisted seed capsules. Very tolerant of many soils, and conditions. Prefer exposed conditions for best results.

 
Genus
Phormium
Species   cookianum
Cultivar  

Common name
Mountain Flax

Family name
Xanthorrhoeaceae
Place of origin
New Zealand


DETAILS
Height
1.5 m
Width
1.5 m
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves
Evergreen

Soil Type
Grows in most soil types

Moisture
Tolerates dry soils

Exposure
Grows in exposed or coastal sites. / Grows in sun or semi-shade / Will tolerate very hard frosts.

Indigenous / Magnificent / Nourishment / Texture

Grasses, sedges and flaxes.

Category
Large, height over 1.5 metres.
Availability
We have this currently available in a PB 6.5 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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