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Elymus hystrix

Eastern bottlebrush grass

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
5-9
2.5-3'
2.5-3'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Clumping, upright
Grass/Grass-Like
Perennial

Bottlebrush Grass

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
September-October
Violet/ pinkish
Fall seed head
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam
Average
Soil Preference
Well-draining, moist
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Dry woodland areas, upland woods, deciduous forests, clearings and edges, glade margins, shaded creeks and river banks
Maine to Georgia, west to North Dakota and Oklahoma
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Black walnut, Air pollution, Erosion, Drought, Dry Soil
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Black walnut, Air pollution, Erosion, Drought, Dry Soil
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
COMPANION PLANTS
Seersucker Sedge,Christmas fern,Wild Geranium
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES

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