2ft 'Jester' | 4.5L Pot | Phormium Tenax

Code: PL9385
2ft 'Jester' | 4.5L Pot | Phormium Tenax

Everegreen shrub with striking leaves

This impressive evergreen shrub is sure to make ane excellent focal point for any garden bed. It has a compact habit but the sword like foliage rises up in a fountain of leaves that shoot up and out. The leaves carry a distinctive red and green colour making this an eye-catching variety for display.

Variety Information

Flowering PeriodJuly - August
Flower ColourYellow
Foliage Colourred and Green
FeaturesEvergreen, Dramatic leaves

Size Information

Supplied As4.5L Pot
Height on Arrival60-90cm
Eventual Height & Spread Eventual size depends on both environmental and genetic conditions.1m x 1m (3.2ft x 3.2ft)
Optional Extras
  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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  • 40cm Terracotta Fibrecotta Large Cube Planter
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  • 50cm Terracotta Fibrecotta XL Cube Planter
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  • 42cm Small Wooden Pine Raised Cube Planter
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Key is to regularly water newly-planted plants, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure you choose a location where your plant has enough space, which you can calculate from a variety's eventual height and spread.

Dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball. Before planting, drench the rootball. Place the pot in the hole, ensuring it sits no lower than an inch below ground.

Fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, and add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Do not compress the soil. Give your plant a good watering. Add mulch on top whether bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould and stones. Make sure mulch doesn't touch the stem.

Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring.

Your Phormium will be sent directly from the grower, based in the fertile lands of Norfolk, to your doorstep. This approach means that you get a nursery fresh plant which was on the growing table one day and at your door the next. Our expert shrub nursery has spent decades perfecting the art of watering feeding and pruning shrubs and will do so until hours before it is packed. We see this as a real advantage over garden centres, where plants can be left unattended for weeks on end, or even other mail order companies that despatch from fulfillment sites.

This plant will be expertly packaged into a specially designed, extra thick cardboard box, which holds the plant in place, and sent through a delicate courier network to prevent any chance of damage in transit.

Phormiums are easy to grow. Below we address some common queries:

  • Position: phormiums prefer full sun, but will suffice in dappled shade. If you are to plant in full sun, be sure to apply mulch, which will help trap moisture.
  • Soil Types: it is important to avoid waterlogged soils, which starve plants' roots of oxygen, leading to plant death.
  • Hardiness: phormiums come from New Zealand and are therefore well suited to the UK's climate.

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