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Horsetail Reed

Equisetum hyemale
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Trees & Shrubs Size Chart

Trees & Shrubs Size Chart
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Typically available from early spring to mid fall. Check with your local store for current availability.  

Evergreen perennial with a dense clumping habit. Narrow cluster of dark brown spikes top each shoot. Can become invasive; best in a pot or tub with no drainage. Use in containers and in wet areas, like water gardens.

Plant with Cranesbill


  • Landscape Size: 4' tall, 4'+ wide
  • Light Requirement: Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade, Full Sun
  • Water Needs: High
  • Sunset Zone: 1-24
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Clumping
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Attributes: Evergreen

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Follow a regular watering schedule, especially in warmer climates. Can be very invasive, best if planted in a confined container.



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