The Rustic Charm that Lasts: Corten Steel Planters' Lifespan in NZ

The Rustic Charm that Lasts: Corten Steel Planters' Lifespan in NZ

Are you interested in purchasing a planter, but don’t want to spend money on one that doesn’t last? Don’t worry - here at Birdies Garden Products, we have the solution for you: Corten steel planters. 

In fact, in this blog, we will explore the lifespan of Corten steel planters and why they are a worthwhile investment!

What are Corten Steel Planters?

Corten planters are made from Corten (also known as Redcor) steel. This type of steel naturally rusts over a six week period, developing an oxide, ‘patina’ layer on the surface. The patina changes colour over time after exposure to wet and dry conditions, offering a unique and striking appearance. This also helps to protect the planter from further damage, stabilising the planter. 

While some Kiwis might shy away from the rust-like appearance of Corten steel garden beds, don’t be afraid to try something new! A Corten planter offers a unique addition to your garden which can nicely contrast with the greenery. 

How Long Do Corten Steel Planters Last?

A Corten planter box can last up to 25 years  - depending on factors like care, placement, weather conditions, and thickness. In some cases, Corten steel has shown to last up to 100 years! As you can see, Corten steel planters can have a long lifespan, making them perfect for Kiwis who want planters that last. 

They are a top choice in Aussie gardens, so it is not surprising to find that they are also growing in popularity in New Zealand. Corten planters are made to last and are a great alternative to wood and fibreglass planters. If you are looking for a long-lasting, stylish, and cost-effective planter for your garden, a Corten planter is an excellent choice. 

At Birdies Garden Products, we supply a variety of Aussie-made planters for NZ homeowners, including Corten steel planters. If you are looking for a long-lasting and durable planter solution, a Corten planter is what you need. Browse our full collection of products today, or alternatively, get in touch with us for more information. You can reach us by calling us on (021) 161 1430 or emailing us at