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Luzula nivea (Snowy woodrush)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Luzula nivea

Other names

Snowy woodrush, Snowy wood rush

Genus

Luzula Luzula

Species

L. nivea - L. nivea is a mound-forming, evergreen perennial with flat glossy leaves and panicles of white flowers in early summer.


Luzula nivea is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Compact

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Cut back in spring. Can be trimmed lightly after flowering to encourage a flush of new leaves.

Propagation

Divide in spring every 2 or 3 years.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Luzula nivea (Snowy woodrush) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Edging, Low Maintenance, Rock, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Unlike other Luzula species, L. nivea prefers full sun. Grow in poor to moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. Tolerates partial to full shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Luzula nivea

Other names

Snowy woodrush, Snowy wood rush

Genus

Luzula Luzula

Species

L. nivea - L. nivea is a mound-forming, evergreen perennial with flat glossy leaves and panicles of white flowers in early summer.

Native to

Central Europe, Southwestern Europe

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, Compact


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Green in All seasons

General care

Pruning

Cut back in spring. Can be trimmed lightly after flowering to encourage a flush of new leaves.

Propagation

Divide in spring every 2 or 3 years.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Luzula nivea (Snowy woodrush) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Edging, Low Maintenance, Rock, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Unlike other Luzula species, L. nivea prefers full sun. Grow in poor to moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil. Tolerates partial to full shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, 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, Zone 4

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