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Astelia chathamica 'Silver Shadow' - Astelia - Asteliaceae (The Astelia Family)
Astelia chathamica 'Silver Shadow' - Astelia - Astelia 'Silver Shadow' has metallic-silver leaves that look like metal on bold arching plants.
Astelia chathamica 'Silver Shadow' - Astelia 'Silver Shadow' has metallic-silver leaves that look like metal on bold arching plants.


 
11cm/15cm
Price: $20.99
Zone Hardiness: 9-10
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Height: 2-4'
Width: 3-5'
Flower Colour: Yellow

Stock Status: Available This Year
Availability: Most orders ship May 1-June 20 depending on when plants are ready.
Product Code: 5972
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Description Fine Print
 
Silver Shadow' is a hybrid of the endangered Chatham Island Astelia, A. chathamica, endemic to these sub-Antarctic islands near New Zealand and A. nervosa. It's an extremely ornamental plant with shiny, metallic silvery-green recurved leaves. (No kidding. The leaves look made of real silver!) So very close to being hardy in coastal BC but not quite. It has taken minus 10 Celsius in our unheated greenhouse but can't take cold in combination with wet. Best kept above zero and on the dry side or up against a sheltered south-facing wall under an overhang. Worth every effort. There is nothing like it for container plantings!
Details
  • Class: Evergreen
  • Soil Moisture: Average, Moist, Dry
  • Flowering Time: Summer
  • Fragrant: No
  • Foliage Colour: Silver
  • Deer Resistant: Unknown
  • Attracts:
  • Habitat: Forest floors, cliffs, rock bluffs, lakeshore scarps, stream margins and swamps.
  • Geographical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Australasia
  • BC Native: No

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