Phormium tenax (or Harakeke) is the common native New Zealand flax, forming robust clumps of broad, green leaves. Larger than P. cookianum. Very easy plant to grow, and suitable for use in a wide range of applications from farms, riparian plantings, subdivisions, to larger landscaping plans. Fantastic food source for native birds. Tolerant of dry, cold and exposure. Grows to approx. 3m tall x 2m wide when mature.

Phormium tenax


    • Temperature: Hardy
    • Light: Full sun, but will tolerate part shade
    • Moisture: Hardy
    • Wind tolerance: High

Note: Our products are classed into standard grades (see Grading under FAQs) but as we are selling a natural product these can vary beyond our control. Heights are indicative only (eg a small shrub or groundcover is naturally short), and pricing is based on maturity.

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