Phormium tenax

Phormium tenax (Phormium tenax)

Full Sun Morning Sun Part Shade Dry Tolerant


Phormium tenax is an evergreen plant native to New Zealand. A hardy plant grown for its strap-shaped leaves of bright green and tall flower spikes which attract nectar feeding birds. A tough plant ideal for wind protection at the back of beds and for coastal gardens. Flowers can be used in flower arrangements.

Thrives in well drained soil in a bright sunny spot. Ideal for coastal gardens, low maintenance gardens and containers.

  • Full sun to part shade position.
  • Grows approx. 3m x 1.5m.
  • Very hardy, great for low maintenance gardens.

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Dry Tolerant

Cold Tolerant

Bird Attracting


Low Maintenance

Great In Containers

Use In Borders & Edging

Fast Growing

OK Coastal Conditions

Hardy &

3m Mature Height

1.5m Mature Width

Product Information


Full Sun, Part Shade, Morning Sun


Bird attracting, Cold Tolerant, Dry Tolerant, Evergreen, Fast growing, Flowering, Good for borders/edging, Great for coastal conditions, Hardy, Low Maintenance, Perfect for tubs/container

Foliage Colour

Dark/Light Green Stripes


Well Drained Position

Pot Size

14cm pot, 20cm pot

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