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plant type

native rushes / strappy leaf plants
wetland plants

water      hardiness

project type

urban and commercial
erosion control

ecosystem type


soil type and drainage

medium - loamy soils
heavy - clay soils
poor drainage

Schoenoplectus mucronatus

scirpus club rush

tough reed, great for large pond/creek plantings
originnsw, wa, qld, act
cultural notesfull sun, boggy conditions, in water plantings up to 50cm depth long lived, very hardy
maintenanceprune to remove dead material and to promote new growth
toleratesinundations, frosts and short dry periods
flowering seasoninundations, frosts and short dry periods
flower colourbrownish spikelets appearing near top of stem
foliage colourblue green, triangular shaped tubes
heightup to 1m
water depthaquatic to 0.5m
plant spacing50cm apart
recommended usesused in water plantings and helps with stabilisation near dams and waterways. Also provides habitat for water birds. Is excellent in mass plantings or as an ornamental plant to decorate ponds

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