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Phormium ‘Bronze’

06 Oct 2005

General information

Cultivar name:

Phormium ‘Bronze’



Listed by Heenan (1991) as an invalid name because it was published without a description. (E. McClintock and A. Leisser, An Annotated Checklist of Woody Ornamental Plants of California, Oregon and Washington, (1979)). Our plant came from a nursery in Devon.


Phormium tenax


Leaf colour

Colour group:


Upper surface:

Greyish-brown with a pale grey midrib and narrow orange margins.

Lower surface:

More of a greyish-green colour, with a dark brown midrib and orange margins.


The tips of older leaves are characteristically split into two and as they age the leaves turn progressively paler orange-brown.


Growth form

Shape group:


Leaf length:

< 100 cm

Leaf width:

< 7 cm


Tends to have relatively short wide leaves.

Flowers and fruit


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Published descriptions


Bronze foliaged flax. Withstands full wind and average to damp conditions. Ideal as a wind break or screening affect. Hardy.


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