Astelia nervosa 'Westland'

Westland Mountain Astelia

Evergreen Grass / Grass-Like, Perennial, Shrub

The strappy evergreen foliage of the mountain astelia (Astelia nervosa 'Westland') provides handsome all-season structure in mixed garden beds. Can be damaged (or lost!) to harsh winter weather when grown in areas that are on the low end of its hardiness range.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 8, 9, 10

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even


Size: 18 - 24 tall x 18 - 24 wide
Shape / Form: Strappy
Foliage Texture: Coarse, Medium
Foliage Quality: Coarse, Medium

Features: Attractive Foliage, Dwarf / Compact Plant, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Foliage Color: Bronze / Copper, Brown / Chocolate, Silver / Gray
Leaf Shape: Strappy

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Container, Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Late Winter / Early Spring, Late Spring / Early Summer, Late Summer / Early Fall, Late Fall / Early Winter, Three Seasons of Interest
Plant Behavior: Clumping, Tender
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos