Story: Horticultural use of native plants

Flax shelter belt

Flax shelter belt

Fast-growing flax (Phormium tenax) is widely used as a shelter for houses and farm paddocks, such as these at Woolleys Bay, Northland.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Horticultural use of native plants - History', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10424/flax-shelter-belt (accessed 23 February 2019)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007