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Durban Sweet Smother Grass

Dactyloctenium australe

    Durban Sweet Smother Grass is the best turf type available for shade tolerance. It will survive in areas that receive as little as 3 hours of sunlight per day.

    The leaves and stems are very soft and grow flat across the ground. The turf looks like a shag pile carpet, an appearance given by lush wide soft leaves and stems. Even immediately after laying the leaves push out to cover the cutting marks of the sides of the rolls of turf. Leaves are about 5-8 mm across and 30-40 mm long with a slightly wavy edge.
    Colour is an attractive deep green.

    • Best turf for shade.
    • Soft lush appearance.
    • Good disease resistance.


    • Susceptible to excessive wear.