seb's plants - welcome

astelia nervosa | mountain astelia

  Back to Forum

Posted by EDITOR 2 Feb 2010 - 12:48:00 PM

Just back from a quick New Zealand trip where I was inspired (thanks Sarah) to start this blog – first up on contrasting encounters with Astelia nervosa.
The first image of the Mountain Astelia in the wild was taken on a Mt Arthur walk in Kahurangi National Park. Just the sort of naturalistic but graphic study in texture and tone I love in a garden.
The second image of this highly variable species is a mass planting of ‘Westland' outside a Christchurch commercial building a less silvery cultivar but with reliable bronze and red-purple shades that get stronger as the season cools.

Comments (0)

Tell our Plant Selector what you want & like and we'll search thousands of plant profiles for compatible matches

Plant of the Day

Wilkes Leatherwood

Plant type: evergreen shrub
H: 4m W: 1.5m
Sunlight: hot overhead sun to dappled light

Find out more

Member's Tip

Fast plant facts

Sharon, Langwarrin VIC
Keep soil aerated with garden fork or similar. This is a basic tip but really works to keep soil and plants healthy and encourage worms!

Palmetto

Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo is ideally suited as a lawn in many applications.



More products

Get the Plant Selector's full features plus news, forums & competitions. Sign up, it's free.
Click here for more