Astelia Nervosa Westland


Evergreen perennial which forms silvery, arching sword-like leaves turning red in cold weather. Uses include Architectural, City, Coastal, Beds and borders, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Foliage only. will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 1.2m after 10-20 years.



Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained, preferably acid soil in full sun or partial shade. Foliage may be damaged by cold winds and hard frosts.


General Ornamental Grass Planting care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.