Phormium tenax ‘Bronze Baby’

Red-Bronze New Zealand Flax

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Perennials / Shrubs

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Small

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 3-4' x 3-4'

Natural Growth Habit: Vase, Clumping

Native To: Australia/New Zealand

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Medium Water, Low Water

Flower Color: Insignificant

Special Features: Deer Resistant / Seacoast Conditions / Shade Tolerant

Container Sizes: #5, #15

Sunset Garden Zones: 7-9, 14-24

A Bit More

You can’t go out in public without spotting a Phormium or two (or three). This is because Phormium, with their sturdy growth habit and colorful, fibrous leaves, are one of the most useful plants in the landscape. Need a set of sentinels to mark an entryway? Phormiums. Need to fill a hot, dry parking lot strip? Phormiums. Upright accents in stately garden urns? Phormiums. Something colorful yet hardy near pools? Phormiums. There is a Phormium for nearly every garden and every growing condition.

Popular for its warm color and manageable size, Phormium tenax ‘Bronze Baby’ grows to a manageable 3-4’ tall and wide and has, you guessed it, Bronze leaves. Upon close inspection, the leaves are a blend of olive green, rust and red, which combine to give this Phormium its rich color. This smaller, colorful cultivar of the New Zealand Flax forms clumps of upright blades. Use Phormium tenax ‘Bronze Baby’ to add dramatic color in traditional, Mediterranean, and contemporary gardens.

A Bit More

You can’t go out in public without spotting a Phormium or two (or three). This is because Phormium, with their sturdy growth habit and colorful, fibrous leaves, are one of the most useful plants in the landscape. Need a set of sentinels to mark an entryway? Phormiums. Need to fill a hot, dry parking lot strip? Phormiums. Upright accents in stately garden urns? Phormiums. Something colorful yet hardy near pools? Phormiums. There is a Phormium for nearly every garden and every growing condition.

Popular for its warm color and manageable size, Phormium tenax ‘Bronze Baby’ grows to a manageable 3-4’ tall and wide and has, you guessed it, Bronze leaves. Upon close inspection, the leaves are a blend of olive green, rust and red, which combine to give this Phormium its rich color. This smaller, colorful cultivar of the New Zealand Flax forms clumps of upright blades. Use Phormium tenax ‘Bronze Baby’ to add dramatic color in traditional, Mediterranean, and contemporary gardens.