Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
Rate of growth: average to fast
Flowering period: July to August
Hardiness: half hardy (will need winter protection in colder areas)
This popular, palm-like tree has arching, sword-like, deep red leaves, retained throughout the year. Mature trees produce dramatic white flower spikes that smell exquisite. It's an ideal focal point for a sunny, protected border, patio or for the exotic garden. In frost-prone areas it's best grown inside a warm greenhouse or conservatory. In time, container-grown specimens will need to be replanted in the garden.
Will eventually grow to 6m. Approximately 80cm tall at present