Mountain Flax (Phormium Cookianum)
Phormium cookianum is a flax up to 1-3 metres tall but generally smaller than Phormium tenax. The numerous leaves are 5-12cm wide, thick, fibrous, droopy, and rise from fan-like bases. The tubular 25-40 mm long flowers are a dull pink or yellow colour. The seed capsule is pendulous and twisted.
Widely planted in parks and gardens it is suitable for steep terrain and tolerant to cold weather.
- Suitable for primary planting
- Suitable for riparian planting
- Suitable for slope stablisation
- Drought tolerant
- Wind tolerant
- Salt wind tolerant
- Frost tolerant
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