Another stunning NZ native feature plant from the north island. Primarily grown for its silver-green foliage and black berries. Tolerates very dry conditions in either sun or shade once established. Requires well drained soil and protection from frost when young. Evergreen.
Avoid planting in wet soils or planting too deep, Astelia banksii requires a moist but free draining soil. Feed once a year using Texture Plants 12 month planting food. If applying mulch avoid putting mulch up the crown of the plant.