Poa Cita - Silver Tussock

Silver Tussock is one of the iconic tussocks that is prevelant in high country tussock lands.  It is becoming increasingly popular in modern mass plantings, due to its natural rustic beauty, and no fuss ease of care.  These mass plantings are very popular in commercial and council plantings, often seen on the road side or large scale developments.  
poa cita - silver tussock
This concept is being borrowed for modern homes and lifestyle blocks in tough environments, where a no fuss garden that sits well with the natural environment is needed.
poa cita - silver tussock
Silver tussock is a larger tussock grass that is light green when young, but becomes silver green to tawny brown as it ages in tough conditions.   Silver tussock is a favourite in the high country where it blends naturally with the landscape and thrives in the tough alpine conditions.  It fits the environment well and will marry modern architecture to the surrounds.  
poa cita - silver tussock
Silver tussock is also tough enough to grow on the coast, thriving in this tough environment.  It prefers open exposed situations, and will even thrive on exposed cliff tops.
poa cita - silver tussock
Silver tussock is a native that looks best when grown in poorer soil, dry conditions and rough climates.  It is fast growing, and will look really good within two years.  Mature Height 80cm x Width 80cm.
poa cita - silver tussock
  • New Zealand native
  • Tussock 80cm tall x 80cm Wide
  • Poor soil
  • Alpine to Coast
  • Prefers full sun
  • Drought hardy
  • Prefers good drainage
  • Tolerates wind and coastal exposure 
  • Frost hardy
  • Evergreen


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