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Ammophila breviligulata

American beach grass

This sleek, clumping grass is known on the East Coast for its value in stabilizing dunes: placed in sandy or porous soils, it can extend its root system up to 20 feet deep! Tolerant of high wind, drought, salt, and intense sun, this grass looks great in difficult locations.

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Height: 3-4 ft
Spread: 3-4 ft
Hardiness Zone: 5-10

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Soil Moisture
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
Attracts Wildlife
Host Plant
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance
Erosion Control/Soil Stabilization

North American Distribution

American beach grass - Ammophila breviligulata from Native Plant Trust
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