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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

Water Saving Tip:

Change spray sprinklers to low-flow bubbler or drip systems. Shrubs and trees are ideal candidates for this type of irrigation because the water is applied directly to the root zones.