Phormium tenax ‘Tom Thumb’

Green-Bronze Dwarf 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: 2' x 2'

Natural Growth Habit: Vase

Native To: Australia/New Zealand

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Medium Water, Low Water

Flower Color: Yellow

Bloom Time: Spring, Summer

Special Features: Deer Resistant / Seacoast Conditions / Shade Tolerant

Container Sizes: #1, #5

Sunset Garden Zones: 7-9, 14-24

A Bit More

Another petite cultivar, Phormium ‘Tom Thumb’ grows 2’ tall and wide, making it a fine size for planting in containers, in cozy gardens, or in masses. The slim, green leaves of ‘Tom Thumb’ are edged in bronze-red and have a bronze rib. Cold hardy to 15° F and tolerant of shade, drought, and coastal conditions, plant Phormium 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. Use Phormium ‘Tom Thumb’ in traditional, tropical, Mediterranean, Asian and Contemporary gardens.

A Bit More

Another petite cultivar, Phormium ‘Tom Thumb’ grows 2’ tall and wide, making it a fine size for planting in containers, in cozy gardens, or in masses. The slim, green leaves of ‘Tom Thumb’ are edged in bronze-red and have a bronze rib. Cold hardy to 15° F and tolerant of shade, drought, and coastal conditions, plant Phormium 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. Use Phormium ‘Tom Thumb’ in traditional, tropical, Mediterranean, Asian and Contemporary gardens.