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Luzula sylvatica (Great wood-rush)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.8m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Luzula sylvatica

Other names

Great wood-rush, Greater wood rush, Luzula maxima

Genus

Luzula Luzula

Species

L. sylvatica - L. sylvatica is a densely tufted, evergreen perennial with linear, glossy, channelled, dark green leaves and open panicles of small, brown flowers from mid-spring to early summer.


Luzula sylvatica is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming

Flower

Brown in Spring; Brown in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Propagation

Divide in spring every 2 or 3 years. Sow seed in containers outdoors in spring or autumn.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Luzula sylvatica (Great wood-rush) will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in poor to moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in partial or full shade. Dislikes full sun on poor dry soil but will tolerate full sun if soil is consisitently moist.

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

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 sylvatica

Other names

Great wood-rush, Greater wood rush, Luzula maxima

Genus

Luzula Luzula

Species

L. sylvatica - L. sylvatica is a densely tufted, evergreen perennial with linear, glossy, channelled, dark green leaves and open panicles of small, brown flowers from mid-spring to early summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming


Colour

Flower

Brown in Spring; Brown in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

General care

Propagation

Divide in spring every 2 or 3 years. Sow seed in containers outdoors in spring or autumn.

Propagation methods

Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Luzula sylvatica (Great wood-rush) will reach a height of 0.8m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in poor to moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil in partial or full shade. Dislikes full sun on poor dry soil but will tolerate full sun if soil is consisitently moist.

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

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

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