Apodasmia similis
(Oioi, Jointed Wire Rush)

Apodasmia similis
(Oioi, Jointed Wire Rush)

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Foliage Colour: Glaucous
Growth Rate: Medium
Mature Height: 1 m
Mature Width: 1 m
Site Condition: Coastal, Exposed, Sandy Soil, Salty, Windy
Sun: Full Sun
Drainage: Moist, Wet
Category: Grass
Features: Native. Attractive to birds. Flower colour: Red. Fruit colour: Golden-brown. Suitable restoration species.

Apodasmia similis, commonly called oioi, is an attractive wetland reed with fine grey-green leaves and brownish bracts at the joints. Popular structural landscaping plant. A great option for mass planting on wet or coastal sites, growing in extremes of wind and salt.

A hardy plant tolerant of most soil types that is often used in riparian plantings. Plant communities that include Carex maorica, Carex secta, Carex virgata, Carex geminata, Phormium tenax and Eleocharis acuta often include Apodasmia similis. Recently, Apodasmia similis has become popular in landscape designs as it has an interesting texture and survives in a range of positions and is an easy NZ natives solution to wet or dry problem areas.

Habitat: Mostly coastal in estuaries, saltmarshes, dunes and sandy flats and hollows. Occasionally inland in gumland scrub, along lake margins, fringing peat bogs or surrounding hot springs.

Flowering: Spring [October - December]
Fruiting:    Summer [December - March]

My Lists: DrainField, ErosionControl, Rongoa, Wetland

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  Each 20 or more
2l Pot $8.50 $8.00

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