Carex buchananii

Leather Leaf Sedge

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Grasses / Shrubs

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Small

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 3' x 2-2 1/2'

Natural Growth Habit: Clumping

Native To: Australia/New Zealand

Exposure: Full Sun

Water: Medium Water

Flower Color: Insignificant

Bloom Time:

Special Features: Cold Hardy / Deer Resistant / Intermountain Conditions

Container Sizes: #1

Sunset Garden Zones: 2b-9, 14-24

A Bit More

Carex buchananii, also called Leather Leaf Sedge, is an unusual and attractive sedge.  Two or three foot tall, cherry-wood colored blades fade to blonde at the tips.  Carex buchananii can tolerate drought conditions once well established, but also does very well at the water’s edge with its feet wet.  A good choice for both bioswales and massed accents in the garden, Leather Leaf Sedge is a nice way to bring in some variety in texture and color. acerun:yes’>  Plant Caragana arborescens in difficult places that need stabilization and greening.

A Bit More

Carex buchananii, also called Leather Leaf Sedge, is an unusual and attractive sedge.  Two or three foot tall, cherry-wood colored blades fade to blonde at the tips.  Carex buchananii can tolerate drought conditions once well established, but also does very well at the water’s edge with its feet wet.  A good choice for both bioswales and massed accents in the garden, Leather Leaf Sedge is a nice way to bring in some variety in texture and color. acerun:yes’>  Plant Caragana arborescens in difficult places that need stabilization and greening.