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Plant Details

Hakonechloa macra

Japanese Forest Grass
Zone: 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Part Shade
Plant Category: Ornamental Grasses & Bamboo
Height: Minimum 24 feet , Maximum 36 feet
Width: Minimum 24 feet , Maximum 36 feet
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This is the species as Mother Nature intended it, and while it cannot compare with the gold-leaved variants for showiness, it has a quiet elegance that shade gardeners will appreciate. It's also more vigorous than 'All Gold' and 'Aureola', and more cold hardy. Spreads slowly by rhizomes and stolons, which makes it suitable for groundcover use. Often has lovely copper-orange fall color. Warm-season grass.
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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:26 PM

With the look of bamboo, the gracefully cascading blades of this native to wet, rocky cliffs in Japan form slowly spreading 1-3' mounds; often potted in Japan, it's also a fine accent, or massed groundcover. SUN-PSh/Med/acid

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:26 PM

A dwarf green grass from Japan. Very thin stems gracefully arch upwards to 2' and resemble a miniature form of bamboo. Hakone grass spreads by very slow growing runners. Great grass for accent in a Japanese style garden.

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:26 PM

Graceful natural beauty of green flowing mounds with airy fluffy seed heads. A harmonious complement of hosta and fern.

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11 Nurseries Carry This Plant:

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Blooming Nursery Inc. Cornelius, OR Email now 503-357-2904 Container: 3
Blue Heron Farm Corvallis, OR Email now 541-754-4224 Container: 3
Briggs Nursery Porter, WA Email now 800-444-1515 Container: 4 Liner: 4
Dinsdale Nursery Sherwood, OR Email now 503-925-9292 Container: 1
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  • Highland Heather Canby, OR Email now 503-263-2428 Container: X
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  • Hochstein Nursery LLC Cornelius, OR Email now 503-357-5651 Container: 3
    Kraemer's Nursery Inc. Mt. Angel, OR Email now 877-845-2283 Container: 2
    Little Prince of Oregon Nursery Aurora, OR Email now 503-678-5687 Container: 4 Liner: 4
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  • Meridian Young Plants (a division of JRT Nurseries Inc.) Lynden, WA Email now 360-312-4217 Container: X Liner: X
    Sundquist Nursery Poulsbo, WA Email now 360-779-6343 Container: 2
    Youngblood Nursery Inc. Salem, OR Email now 503-390-8619 Container: 2