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Ammophila arenaria

European beach grass

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to August
  • Height0.6m to 1m
  • Spread1m to 2m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Ammophila arenaria (European beach grass). This grass has wiry and dark green leaves they grow to form large clumps which will collect in drifting sand. These plants are very salt tolerant and can take the high winds and salt spray of seaside areas. The roots are large and deep to help keep the sand from shifting.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Grass

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Erosion control, ground cover Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Sandy
  • Soil pH4.5 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

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