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Astelia Chathamica Silver Shadow

Truly dramatic as clumps of silvery foliage give an exotic, architectural display. In spring, long stalks of pale yellow-green flowers may be produced, followed by orange berries in summer.
Originally from New Zealand where they grow as epiphytes in trees, they are happiest grown in containers where moisture can be controlled and it can be moved to a sheltered spot during the coldest weather. Prefers moist, well drained, slightly acidic soil in part shade. Height & spread 1m (40"). Half Hardy perennials. Supplied in 9cm pots.
Flower Colour
Green, Yellow

Type of garden
Container Gardening, Small Gardens, Woodland Garden

Half-Hardy Perennial


Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest, Moist Soil, Suitable for Container

Flowering Time
Spring, Summer

Full or Part Shade

100cm (40")

100cm (40")



Moist, well - drained, slightly acidic


Part shade



Additional Information

Happies grown in containers wher moisture can be controlled and it can be moved to a sheltered spot during the coldest weather. Do not over water Astelia as this will cause the roots to rot. Half hardy perennial.

Delivery Date: 02 Nov 2018 (+/- 14days)
Plant Hardiness

How hardy are our plants?

All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower.
Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F)
Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.

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"Thank you ladies for your beautiful plants.
Praise also, for the Bulrush Compost, of which I have purchased 8 bags during the past six months. It is superb and my garden has flourished.
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