A reed with a fine grey-green leaves with brownish bracts at the joints, forming a large densely erect clump.
It is found throughout New Zealand in coastal marshlands and estuaries.
It spreads from a creeping rhizome but is slow spreading, and is dioecious- having male and female flowers on separate plants
Formerly the botanical name of this plant was Leptocarpus similis
Although considered a wetland species, oioi will grow in normal conditions.
- H 1m x W 1m
- Full sun
- Will grow in wet or dry conditions.
- Naturally found in both saline and fresh water habitats
- Tolerates wind and coastal exposure
- Very hardy
Plants supplied are ecosourced from the Waitakere and Tamaki Ecological Districts.