Red Shadow

Red Shadow
ASTELIA

From a distance, this selection of New Zealand native Astelia might trick you into thinking it is a NZ flax, due to its stiff, upright habit. But on closer inspection, the rich, brownish-red leaves of Astelia ‘Red Shadow’ presents with a soft, furry tomentum, typical of Astelia foliage. ‘Red Shadow’ forms a spectacular, dense, tuft, perfect to inject visual drama and textural contrast into the landscape, either in garden borders or containers. ‘Red Shadow’ also lends itself well to contemporary and minimalist landscapes, especially when teamed with grasses or totally contrasting rounded foliage. Plant in full sun, to bring out the best colour, and friable, well-drained soil, that is not too rich. Evergreen.

 

SIZE
H 100cm W 100cm
BLOOM TIME
Insignificant (foliage selection)
FOLIAGE
Reddish-bronze, strap-like, upright
HABIT
Clump forming
PROPAGATION METHODS
Tissue Culture / Division
HARDINESS
Cold Tolerant
USDA HARDINESS ZONES
8 to 10
LICENCE
Licence available worldwide
PROTECTION STATUS
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