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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

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Characteristics Table
Growth HabitRhizomatous
Flood ToleranceFair
Drought ToleranceGood
Salt ToleranceGood
Soil PHNeutral to Acidic
Soil TypeMedium to Fine
Approx. Seeds/lb2,500,000
Canopy Mature Height30-60 cm

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