Rytidosperma caespitosum – Evans Wallaby grass

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Description

Evans Wallaby grass (also known as Common Wallaby grass) is found throughout Southern Australia. They occur in ditches, on ridges, on airports, on plains and mountains, near the sea, on poor soils, on perfect soils – they can be found all over Southern Australia. What’s more the various Rytidosperma species overlap greatly. You will often find three or four species growing alongside each other.

SOILS

Medium clays to light sandy loams. Most Wallaby grasses prefer not to be waterlogged. Evans Wallaby grass can thrive on virtually all soil types. This includes acidic soils to moderately alkaline soils.

USES

Pasture – Wallaby grasses are nutritious, productive and persistent when grazed intermittently.

Revegetation – Wallaby grasses a key grass for revegetating disrupted soils. Wallaby grass is great if you have soil erosion that needs controlling. It is also a common choice on roadsides where soils are poor and shallow.

Horticulture – Wallaby grass has been successful in-between rows of vines or trees to control erosion. Using this grass as an interrow crop also reduces surface temperature. As well as weed control and lower saline water tables. Wallaby grasses low summer activity means that it will not compete strongly with the vines or trees for moisture.

Landscaping – Golf course roughs commonly use Wallaby grass for its low maintenance. There is also the added benefit the golf ball being still easy to located in the wallaby roughs. Meaning that usually a shot is playable.

Insects & Birds – Wallaby grass is a preferred habitat for many butterflies and moths. This includes the critically endangered Golden Sun Moth.

click here for our Easy spread Wallaby grass. This product includes Wallaby florets plus our additional sowing agent. This will give you a much easier and much more consistent sow rate.

TOLERANCES
  • Very high drought tolerance
  • Very high heat tolerance
  • Flood tolerant
  • Frost tolerant  (still dormant in winter)
  • Acid soils

SOW RATE

5 to 8 kg/ha for florets

BEST TIME TO SOW

With Irrigation – All year round

Without irrigation –  Sow from autumn to spring coinciding with rain

For our straightforward guide on how to sow native grass seeds check out our

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