Luzula nivea

Luzula nivea - Snowy Woodrush

An early-flowering woodland plant, Luzula nivea is a medium-sized, slowly spreading, evergreen woodrush, forming narrow tufts of upright, dark green leaves; these are edged with white hairs, giving a silvery appearance. Small heads of pretty, off-white flowers to 2’ (60cm) are produced in early summer. Snowy Woodrush is very useful as an effective ground-cover under trees and shrubs, where it tolerates deeper, drier shade than most grasses; it will tolerate a sunny spot if the soil is reliably moist.

Site: Sheltered
Soil: Humus-rich, reasonably well-drained soil
Position: Partial to full shade
Season of Interest: Spring, summer, autumn, winter
Hardiness: Hardy
Height: 2’ (60cm) Spread: 1’ (30cm)

Type | Size: Pot | 9cm
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