Arundo donax Growing Guide

How to Grow Spanish cane in your Garden

Spanish cane

Arundo donax photograph by Harry Rose.

Quick Arundo donax Growing and Care Guide

  • Scientific name: Arundo donax
  • Common Name: Spanish cane
  • Growing Zone (USA): 6 to 10
  • Life Cycle/Type: Grass, Perennial

Plant Details

  • Plant Height (Inches): 72 to 180
  • Plant Spread (Inches): 20 to 60
  • Time of Bloom: Early fall, Late fall, Mid fall
  • Color of Bloom: Green, Purple
  • Leaf Foliage Detail: Green
  • Growth Form: Upright / erect

Ideal Growing Conditions

  • Best Light Conditions: Full sunlight
  • Rate of Growth: Quick
  • Suitable Soil Types: Adaptable, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy
  • Moisture: Moist/Wet

Caring Conditions

  • Level of Maintenance:
  • Propagation: Seed, sown in containers in a cold frame in spring or bydivisionin early summer
  • How to Prune: Leaves can be cut off when they die back in late autumn
  • Pests: Usually pest free
  • Diseases: Usually pest free

Further Information

  • Can Attact: Birds
  • Tolerant of:
  • Best used in: Container, Screen, Specimen, Winter interest
  • Miscellaneous : Invasive, Entices birdlife to the garden, Attractive foliage, Non-native to North America, Naturalizing, Wetlands plant, Suitable for cut flowers, Suitable for dried flowers, Attractive flowers / blooms
  • Genus Detail: Arundo
  • Further Reading: Here and Here

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