- Latin Name-Scirpus Cyperinus Hardy Zone- 4-8 Mature Height-6ft Sun Or Shade- Full Sun
Wool Grass - Scirpus cyperinus
The Willow Oak Tree is a part of the Beech family. It's often used as a shade tree because of its full leaves and the angles of the branches. The leaves are shaped like willows, giving the tree its name. There is often a round shape to the tree, and the bark is usually soft and attractive in its design. Locations where the tree survives best typically offer a significant amount of moisture as the roots need to stay hydrated as much as possible. The tree also does well in a full amount of sunshine. Leaves often turn red or dark orange in the fall.Woolgrass is a clump-forming grass-like perennial that can grow 3-6 feet high. It consists of brown, woolly bristles that give it a fuzzy appearance. Flowers grow in 6 to 12-inch clusters near the top of the stem. It grows well in wet soil and is an important wetland plant providing food and shelter for wildlife.Wool Grass is a type of rush or sedge that is native to eastern North America. This grass blooms in June and July, going from a green to a mature brown color. In general, this kind of grass requires very little maintenance. It is not known for its blooms or flowers, but it is beneficial as a water plant, to naturalize a space in landscaping, or even as a filler in a rain garden. Additionally, these grasses are capable of growing in muddy conditions - a useful fact when trying to manage swampy banks in a garden or along a pond. When in optimum conditions, the grass will spread and proliferate, creating new colonies in a self-sowing process. If desired, the clumps that form may be divided in the springtime to produce a more significant cover. Wool Grass grows in slowly-spreading tussocks that bear arching green leaves and upright flowering stems. Native to wet meadows, sloughs, marshes, swamps, bottomland prairies, the margins of streams and ponds, and other wet areas across North America, this kind of grass is useful for edging bodies of water or for filling low spots in a moist landscape. The soft and woolly appearance these grasses give a garden is a natural and attractive look. This look is maintained even after the growing season has taken a hiatus in the colder, winter months. The foliage does turn yellow to brown color in the fall, but that color quickly revives when the new season begins. Brown bristles with seeds form by late summer, adding to the soft characteristics of the sprawling plants.