Canada Bluegrass

Poa compressa, introduced
  • Short, bunchy sod-forming grass
  • Long-lived perennial
  • Stabilizes low-fertility soils
  • Palatable to wildlife and livestock
  • Helps to improve poor sites where more productive species won’t establish
  • Good forage value in early spring
  • Can begin to dominate heavily grazed areas
  • Not shade tolerant
  • Introduced to North America
  • Restricted to better soils and moist locations in the Prairies

Characteristics Table
Growth Habit Rhizomatous
Flood Tolerance Fair
Drought Tolerance Good
Salt Tolerance Good
Soil PH Neutral to Acidic
Soil Type Medium to Fine
Approx. Seeds/lb 2,500,000
Canopy Mature Height 30-60 cm

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