A very tall grass that forms large clumps. Shown blowing in the wind.
This small clump has been growing undesturbed for several years. Seeds, this year.
Year two of Arundo Donax.
Arundo Donax in snow.
Root ball of Arundo Donax.
Me and my old stand of Arundo Donax in Zone 5
A. donax is native from China but widely naturalized since many centuries in Spain. It provides very interesting tropical-looking foliage for cold climates.
Arundo donax. Thick vegetation on the bank of Santee Lakes
Arundo donax. Thick growth at the shore of Santee Lakes.
It grows very fast, and over just about anything. A few years ago this was all clear, now its all you see.
Arundo donax after spring transplatnting
Spanish Reed in back garden.
4-5 meters tall stems - annual growth