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plant type

wetland plants

water      hardiness

project type

urban and commercial
erosion control

ecosystem type


soil type and drainage

light - sandy soils
medium - loamy soils
heavy - clay soils
poor drainage

Phragmites australis

common reed

tough reed, great for large pond/creek plantings
originaustralia wide
cultural notesfull sun, boggy conditions, long lived, very hardy
maintenanceprune to remove dead material and to promote new growth
toleratesinundations and dry periods
flowering seasonspring
flower colourgreen to purplish-brown and silvery-white when mature
foliage colourgreen, with hairy clasps that join main stem.
heightup to 6m
plant spacing50cm apart
recommended usesused for edging dams and waterways to help with bank stabilisation. Also provides habitat for water birds and can be used as a feature plant or for mass plantings

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