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Phormium tenax


Phormium tenax

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
Large perennial with green long leathery erect sword like leaves, arranged in fans. Grows commonly from sea level to 1300mt, in coastal and lowland swamps, hillsides and lower montane regions. Tall stems up to 2 metres tall produce dull red or brownish red flowers in spring, loved by the tuis for their abundant nectar. These are followed by pendulous seed capsules. Very tolerant of many soils, and conditions. Prefer exposed conditions for best results.

 
Genus
Phormium
Species   tenax
Cultivar  

Common name
Harakeke

Family name
Xanthorrhoeaceae
Place of origin
New Zealand


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

Soil Type
Grows in most soil types

Moisture
Prefers moist soil

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

Indigenous / Magnificent / Nourishment / Structure / Texture

Grasses, sedges and flaxes.

Category
Large, height over 1.5 metres.
Availability
All our current stock has been dispatched out to retailers. If they have none left for you, we are growing another crop to supply as soon as possible.
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