Rytidosperma caespitosum, previously Austrodanthonia caespitosa
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.
Evans Wallaby grass (Rytidosperma caespitosum) is known for its high frost tolerance. As well as a high drought and heat tolerance. Finally, its high acid soil tolerance.
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.
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