Carex tumulicola (divulsa)

Berkeley Sedge

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Plant Type: Grasses / Shrubs

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Small

Also Grown As: Bush

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

Natural Growth Habit: Vase, Clumping

Native To: Europe

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Medium Water, Low Water

Flower Color: Green

Bloom Time:

Special Features: Cold Hardy / Deer Resistant / Intermountain Conditions / Shade Tolerant

Container Sizes: #1

Sunset Garden Zones: 2b-9, 11-24

A Bit More

Carex tumulicola is possibly the most popular sedge in the Bay Area, and for good reason. Native to California and parts of Washington, this Carex is tolerant of wet soils, but can also handle periodic bouts of dryness in cooler areas, once it’s well established. Hardy and adaptable, Berkeley Sedge will form graceful tufts of dark green leaves in the landscape. Carex tumulicola can be used as a lawn alternative, and will hold its own against tree roots. Spikes of greenish flowers will appear around late winter or early spring, shear them as they start to turn brown to prevent aggressive reseeding.

A Bit More

Carex tumulicola is possibly the most popular sedge in the Bay Area, and for good reason. Native to California and parts of Washington, this Carex is tolerant of wet soils, but can also handle periodic bouts of dryness in cooler areas, once it’s well established. Hardy and adaptable, Berkeley Sedge will form graceful tufts of dark green leaves in the landscape. Carex tumulicola can be used as a lawn alternative, and will hold its own against tree roots. Spikes of greenish flowers will appear around late winter or early spring, shear them as they start to turn brown to prevent aggressive reseeding.