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Pampas grass

Pampas grass jubata and pampas grass selloana are large perennial grasses, which grow up to 5 metres tall and originate from South America. They spread by windblown seed that will blow over 2 kilometres. They have the potential to form dense infestations, which compete with pine forests and displace native species on forest margins.

Pampas grass jubata is recognised as a weed in Hawaii, USA and pampas grass selloana is recognised as a weed in Victoria, Australia. In New Zealand, infestations exist throughout the North and South Island and in Marlborough, pampas grass is considered to be widespread.

Go to the Weedbusters website for further information, control tips and images