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Giant Reed

Botanical Name
Arundo donax
Hardiness
Zones 5 to 10
Height
12 to 20 feet
Width
5 to 8 feet
Light
Full sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained to wet
Planting & Care
  • Will tolerate light shade
  • Plants do best in moist to wet soil
  • Plants may need staking to prevent late season leaning
  • In frost free climates this plant will spread by rhizome and can become quite aggressive, especially along waterways
  • Plants in Zones 5-7 will benefit from protection of winter mulch
  • Dig and divide in spring
Problems
None serious
Varieties
  • Variegata - green and cream variegated foliage, hardy to Zones 7-8, smaller than the species

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