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Poa poiformis

coast tussock grass

densely tufted perennial grass of coastal foreshores and estuaries
originnsw, victoria, q'ld, sa & tasmania
cultural notesfast growing and very hardy. Will grow in full sun or part shade and either wet or dry conditions in most soil types.
maintenancemay be pruned annually to remove spent seed heads (usually late summer) and to encourage new growth
toleratesdrought and frost
flowering seasonSpring and Summer
flower colourBears clusters of small green to yellow spikelets
foliage colourblue grey foliage with inflorescences bearing clusters of large green to purple spikelets which appear in spring and summer. The leaf blades are smooth on the outer surface
widthup to 1m
heightup to 1m
plant spacing50cm apart for mass plantings and 1m apart for specimen plants
recommended usesfeature planting or revegetation projects.

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