Arundinaria gigantea

Giant Cane, River Cane, Canebrake

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Grass
Growth Rate - Long, stiff stalk, clumping tendencies
Mature Height - 33’
Mature Width - Spreads agressively when established
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Rarely flowers
Fruit - Rarely flowers - rarely bears fruit
Leaf - Leaves 3.1-8” long and 0.3-1.4” wide
Fall Color - Stays green all year (though may bronze/brown in extreme cold winters)
Bark - Culms smooth and green, with horizontal lines, to 1.5” diameter
Other Features -
Possible Use - For green screen, erosion control in flood-prone areas
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Prefers wet soil in full sun, pH adaptable; zone 6-10. Can become invasive (by spreadding rhizomes) if not properly managed.
Native Habitat - Native to America, from the Gulf Coast north to New Jersey, Maryland, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Oklahoma
Diseases and Insects - Resistant to most animals, and insects
Strength - very good for green screens, flood control and forming natural habitats; very cold hardy.
Weakness -

Plants of this taxon:
Bed 178
Bed 217

Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Grass.
- Other plants of the family Poaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Arundinaria.
- Other plants of the species Arundinaria gigantea.