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botanical name:
Arundo donax
Arundo donax © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Giant Reed, Carrizo
synonyms:  Arundo maxima
family:  Poaceae
characteristics: grass
height: 6.00m
width: 4.00m
growth rate: fast
growth habit:
leaf colour: blue-green
flower colour:
main season:
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, clay soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
Vigorous upright growing canes with large blue-green leaves. Needs some moisture and in cool climates, a sheltered position. Forms large colonies in ideal conditions.

Moist fertile soil in a sunny sheltered position, protected from cold winds. Very good near water. Tolerates a few degrees of frost but thrives best in warm, Mediterranean or sub-tropical climates. Will tolerate some salt and sometimes found near brackish water behind sand dunes.

Division of clumps or by seed.

Stems are used for basket making and other purposes.

other notes:
Found in marshland, ditches and riversides of Southern Europe.
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