Phormium tenax green

Green 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: Large

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 7-8' x 7-8'

Natural Growth Habit: Vase

Native To: Australia/New Zealand

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Medium Water, Low Water

Flower Color: Red

Bloom Time: Spring, Summer

Special Features: Deer Resistant / Seacoast Conditions / Shade Tolerant

Container Sizes: #1, #5, #15

Sunset Garden Zones: 7-9, 14-24

A Bit More

With thick, upright leaves that grow 7-8’ tall, Phormium tenax green is another Yao Ming-sized phormium for the landscape. This strong, upright flax has fresh green leaves that fan out from a central cluster. Cold hardy to 15° F and tolerant of shade, drought, and coastal conditions, plant in full sun to part shade. From the ancient greek phormos, meaning wicker basket or mat, Phormiums are used by the indigenous Maori of New Zealand for woven baskets and mats, and the fibers are used for rope, fishing nets and clothing.

A Bit More

With thick, upright leaves that grow 7-8’ tall, Phormium tenax green is another Yao Ming-sized phormium for the landscape. This strong, upright flax has fresh green leaves that fan out from a central cluster. Cold hardy to 15° F and tolerant of shade, drought, and coastal conditions, plant in full sun to part shade. From the ancient greek phormos, meaning wicker basket or mat, Phormiums are used by the indigenous Maori of New Zealand for woven baskets and mats, and the fibers are used for rope, fishing nets and clothing.