Spinifex sericeus

Family
Poaceae
Description
Spinifex sericeus - 'Coastal Spinifex', is a stoloniferous grass that has long runners, some up to several metres long that colonize the forefront of coastal sand dunes. Spinifex is an important species in coastal re-vegetation as it binds and stabilises the sand dunes. Spinifex has glaucous-grey leaves and is dioecious, the male flower is a terminal cluster of spikelets, the female flower a ball-like head of spikelets that detaches at maturity. These can be seen rolling along the beach driven by the wind.

Low growing spreading habit
Dimensions
H: 300mm W: Runners up to several metres
Flowering
Flowers over summer months and is dioecious
Aspect
Full sun
Soil Type
Sand and sand dunes
Available Sizes
Viro-tubes
Planting Rates
Viro-tubes at 5 to 7 per m2