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Phormium tenax Surfer Boy

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Phormium tenax Surfer Boy

PhotenSB
New Zealand Flax,
$0.00 ex GST
 
Wantirna
D6
Size: 14cm
Available: 2
$/Unit (EX GST): $7.30 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $8.03 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Phormium tenax Surfer Boy New Zealand Flax,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Grasses, Strappy & Tufting Clumping, Tufting

Description:
Dwarf strappy leaved flax with green and purple / bronze arching foliage. Great contrast in gardens singularly or mass planted. Useful around pools and in courtyards.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
60cm-1m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free, Mealy Bugs

Cultural Notes: Water well until established. Can tolerate wind and coastal conditions but protect from frost and does prefer moist soils. Foliage can be cut back late winter to refresh plant, manually remove dead foliage.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Phormiaceae PacificIslands

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green, Purple
Flower Colour: Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High
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