Greater Wood Rush

Luzula sylvatica

Family: Juncaceae
Genus: Luzula (LEW-zuh-luh) (Info)
Species: sylvatica (sil-VAT-ee-kuh) (Info)

Category:

Groundcovers

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Smooth

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:

Brown/Bronze

Cream/Tan

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

N/A

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Potomac, Maryland

Canby, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jan 16, 2016, lilhanna from Potomac, MD wrote:

I have this plant in part shade in deer country. It is a great edger, spreads reasonably, and does not get eaten by deer. It is evergreen with glossy leaves and small flowers in early summer.

Positive

On May 28, 2008, Lodewijkp from Zwolle,
Netherlands (Zone 7a) wrote:

defenitely a under-rated plant, let me explain the cons and pro's:

Pro's

Evergreen

Easy to control

Maintenance free in sub tropical , temperate climates

Can be grow in soggy soils and can withstand some drought can be grown in deep shade - semi shade - partial shade and even accepts full sun if acclimised.

Grows fast.

New light green growth later reverts dark green or neutral which adds overall value in spring, looks great in shade or
semi shade and can combine with every plant or tree .

Thick leaves

Clustered Vulcano type effect.

easy to mulch.

Small white fibres are attached to the leave sides which looks great.
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