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Sporobolus wrightii ‘Windbreaker’

Sporobolus wrightii 'Windbreaker'
Windbreaker Giant Sacaton Grass

This grass species is native from west Texas to southeastern Arizona at elevations from 2000 to 7000 feet. It is found in dry, alkaline, sandy open areas or rocky slopes. This large selection was made in New Mexico for use as a windbreak. Showy, branched feather-like seed heads are produced on slender stalks in late summer. The gray green leaves fade to yellow in the fall and turn beige in the winter. Plants may be cut back in late winter for fresh regrowth in the spring. Deep rooted and very tough, this is an excellent choice for dry, alkaline sites. It is a great alternative to Pampas Grass for large spaces, such as freeway plantings.

Plant Type Native, Grass
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 4 (-30° F)
Flower Color Tan
Flower Season Summer, Fall
Growth Rate Fast
Height 10 (ft)
Spread 10 (ft)
Spacing 5' - 10' (ft)
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Tolerance Heat
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
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