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Vans ‘Cape’ American Beach Grass

Botanical Name: Ammophila Breviligulata ‘Cape’
Hardiness Zones: 3-8
Mature Height: 1-3'
Growth Rate: Fast
Seed Source: Michigan

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Notes
The Cape Dune Grass variety will tolerate salt water.

Uses
Cape Dune Grass is commonly used for seaside landscape, stabilizing dunes, providing erosion control.

Wildlife Value
Turtles find protection and shelter for turtles from hurricanes and storms.

History & Lore
Cape Dune Grass originated from Sandy Neck in Barnstable, Massachusetts. This variety of dune grass was chosen by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) due to is favorable wide leaf surface and ability to produce multiple stems.

Hardiness Zones
3-8

Tree Type
Grass

Tree Subtype
Grass

Mature Height
1-3'

Mature Spread
.5-1'

Growth Rate
Fast

Seed Source
Michigan

Sun Preference
Full sun

Soil PH Range
5.5-6.5

Soil Preference
Well drained sandy soil

Tolerant
Drought

Intolerant
Poor draining soils

Diseases
Ergot fungus, minimal

Pests
Beetles, moths, wasps, flies, crickets

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Irrigation & Weed Control

Not sure which program to choose? If the amount of irrigation and weed control is a deciding factor, the chart below shows which programs require the most care to the least care.

Most Care

Least Care

Jiffy Plugs

(36mm & 50mm)

Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

1 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

Jumbo Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

2 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

3-4 year Container

(Super Potted 3 Gallon)

Irrigation & Weed Control

Not sure which program to choose? If the amount of irrigation and weed control is a deciding factor, the chart below shows which programs require the most care to the least care.

Most Care

Jiffy Plugs

(36mm & 50mm)

Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

1 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

Jumbo Husky

(Bare Root Transplants)

2 Year Container

(Peat Quart, Super Potted Gallon, Peat Gallon)

3-4 year Container

(Super Potted 3 Gallon)

Least Care