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Phormium 'Back in Black'
New Zealand flax

Phormium  'Back in Black'
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Price: £15.00 Quantity :


An evergreen plant, Phormium 'Back in Black' has a compact habit with narrow, nearly black upright leaves once established. Foliage colour will be most eye-catching if planted in a warm, sunny position. Can be grown in a large container if required.

Supplied Size: 3L pots (approx 3 years old, 20 - 30 cm tall)

  • Position: Full sun.
  • Soil: Well drained yet moist, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. Phormium 'Back in Black' is very tolerant of sea winds and coastal gardens.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
  • Habit: Eventually a small shrub with a compact habit.
    • Height: 80 - 100 cm (2 - 3 ft)
    • Spread: 60 - 80 cm (2 ft)
  • Notes: Although Phormium is generally hardy in mild or coastal parts of the UK, it can still be severely damaged or killed if left unprotected in a cold winter. As such it is not covered by our normal guarantee.


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