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Sandbar Willow vs Tall Manna Grass

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Sandbar Willow
Tall Manna Grass

Sandbar Willow is a deciduous species native to much of North America. This mid-sized, fast-growing shrub can be found in very wet areas, making it an ideal plan to use in a wet area with erosion risk.

Sandbar Willow has long, narrow green leaves, and its grassy narrow stems give it an attractive, bamboo-like appearance.

All willow are important to native pollinators each spring as they have higher amounts of pollen and nectar early each growing season when other food sources are scarce.

Manna Grass and other waterside plants are an excellent way to prevent erosion and provide habitat and forage for animals. The difference is that Manna Grass looks better doing it! With distinctive purple grains at the top of its stalks, Manna Grass adds a splash of color to the waterside that most other aquatics can't offer.

Manna Grass is good for returning disturbed sites to nature and provides nourishment to many animals, except for cattle who find it toxic.

SANDBAR WILLOW QUICK FACTS

TALL MANNA GRASS QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 1a
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Height: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 0.6 m (2.0 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Fuzz/fluff: yes
Catkins: yes
Flowers: stalks topped with purple florets bloom in july-september
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high




Toxicity: toxic to cattle

Other Names: american manna grass, reed manna grass


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes