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Equisetum ramosissimum var. japonicum (Japanese horsetail)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Equisetum ramosissimum var. japonicum

Other names

Japanese horsetail

Genus

Equisetum Equisetum

Species

E. ramosissimum var. japonicum - E. ramosissimum var. japonicum is a clump-forming, evergreen, aquatic perennial with hollow, dark-ridged, slender mid-green stems and erect, tubular, pointed leaves.


Equisetum ramosissimum var. japonicum is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Divide every few year to avoid overcrowding.

Propagation methods

Rhizome sections


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Where to grow

Equisetum ramosissimum var. japonicum (Japanese horsetail) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Aquatic, Bog garden, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Waterside, Wildflower

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, boggy soil in full sun. Can be planted in baskets of aquatic compost and used as a marginal plant.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Boggy damp conditions, Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Equisetum ramosissimum var. japonicum

Other names

Japanese horsetail

Genus

Equisetum Equisetum

Species

E. ramosissimum var. japonicum - E. ramosissimum var. japonicum is a clump-forming, evergreen, aquatic perennial with hollow, dark-ridged, slender mid-green stems and erect, tubular, pointed leaves.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Foliage

Green in All seasons

General care

Pruning

Divide every few year to avoid overcrowding.

Propagation methods

Rhizome sections


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Equisetum ramosissimum var. japonicum (Japanese horsetail) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Aquatic, Bog garden, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Waterside, Wildflower

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, boggy soil in full sun. Can be planted in baskets of aquatic compost and used as a marginal plant.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy

Soil drainage

Boggy damp conditions, Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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