Arundinella nepalensis. reedgrass

Family Poaceae
Description Large, clump forming perennial grass to 2m high
Flowering Time Autumn
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Vegetation Communities Riparian woodland or poorly drained sites and seepage areas in grassy woodland and dry sclerophyll forest.
Soil Types Soil type varies, distribution affected more by availability of moisture.
Values / Uses
Revegetation / Habitat Values Can be the dominant understorey plant in sites with seasonal waterlogging. Excellent habitat for ground-dwelling birds and mammals. A very useful species for revegetation of riparian and other seasonally wet sites, its robust form and fast growth enable this species to compete against exotic grssses far more effectively than many native grass species.
Amenity / Ornamental Values A robust grass that deserves to be used more in gardens and amenity plantings. Its upright form provides strong vertical accent and its pinkish-green feathery inflorescences are very attractive.
Other Values
Tolerances
Water Deficit average
Compaction high
Waterlogging high
Shade average
Minimum Temperature -5 degrees
Seed & Germination Details
Average no. Seeds per Gram 100
Viability Period average
Dormancy none
Treatment none
Days From First to Last Germination at 25 Degrees 6-60
Direct Seeding average