COMMERCIAL  NURSERY – NATIVE WETLAND PLANTS

Gahnia sieberiana – Red-Fruit Saw Sedge –  landscape sedge  

Gahnia sieberiana – ‘Red-Fruit Saw Sedge’, forms a very large tussock that will make the ideal screening plant. Like Gahnia clarkei, it is best kept away from pedestrian traffic as it has serrated edged leaves that can cut the skin. It is great in wet and dry areas of the landscape. Very large tussock with scabrous foliage that is light green on the upper surface and glaucous on the under surface.

Uses: forms a very large tussock that will make the ideal screening plant

Dimensions: Height: 1.5 – 2metres |  Width: 1.5 – 2metres
 Flowering:: Late Spring and summer with 500mm to 700mm long large black flowers with seed heads that produce small orange-red to red ovoid seeds
Aspect: Full sun to 50% shade. Protected coastal aspects. It will grow in inland climates where it will handle cold and frost to -10ºC. Gahnia sieberiana is a very tough drought tolerant plant.
Soil type: Sandy loam, silt loam.
Planting rates: Mass planting: 1 to 3/m2 | Specimen planting: 1-2 per 2m2Maintenance: Trimming is rarely needed, but if so reduce the foliage by half in spring. Fertilize with slow release fertilizer after trimming.

 

Available sizes: tubes
Availability: contact Bluedale Wholesale  Nursery for current availability list or to discuss our pre-grow commercial plant service.