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Astelia banksii


Astelia banksii (Astelia banksii)

This is one of the beautiful plants I found to go in the big space where the Eleagnus was. Love at first sight!!



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Yes they do have a lovely architectural quality dont they ? Watched a recent TV programme about Joseph Banks the Botanist who travelled with James Cook and many plants carry his name.

16 Mar, 2009

 

I wondered why it was called 'banksii' Thanks, Ray. :-)

16 Mar, 2009

 

There's also one called 'Westland' that has bronzy tints to the leaves

16 Mar, 2009

 

I have one, I love it Spritz, it will look great in your garden..

16 Mar, 2009

 

I've already got 'Westland', Andrew - I love it! I went and got another one as it looked so good. I hadn't come across this one before today, it isn't in my RHS books.

Ydd, did you fleece yours in the winter?? I did with my 'Westands' and they came through fine.

16 Mar, 2009

 

Yes Spritz 2 winters running and its fine, just took the fleece off last week, i really like it because its silver, all my other spikie's are mainly green :)

16 Mar, 2009

 

I think that's what drew me to it...;-) Try to take a look at Astelia nervosa 'Westland' - there's a photo in the garden section on my page - it has reddish stripes and I love that too!

16 Mar, 2009



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