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New Zealand Flax, Purple
Long-leafed Yellowwood
New Zealand Flax, Purple

Common name:New Zealand Flax, Purple
Botanical name:Phormium tenax 'Atropurpureum'

Phormium tenax 'Atropurpureum' is an evergreen perennial. Big, dramatic plant composed of many swordlike, stiffly vertical leaves can reach 5' tall. Leaves are purple red. Flowers stems reach high above leaves, bearing clusters of 1"-2" blossoms in dark red.

Long-leafed Yellowwood

Common name:Long-leafed Yellowwood
Botanical name:Podocarpus henkelii

This handsome evergreen tree will grow 30'-50' high and 15'-20' wide. It has beautiful drooping, shiny, green foliage year-round. Leaves are slightly crescent-shaped, 5'-7' long when young, shorter when plant matures. It makes an attractive container plant.

Designer: Susanne Jett

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Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Maintain a two to four inch layer of mulch on the soil surface to reduce weeds, infiltrate rain water, and reduce compaction.

Integrated Pest Management:

Remove irrigation water and fertilizer from areas where you don't want weeds to grow.