Palmetto comes from the St Augustine (Soft Leaf Buffalo) family and has proven itself across Australia from Perth to Sydney and Melbourne to Cairns and certainly in the Wide Bay Region.


Palmetto has a number of strong features, including:

Shade Tolerance

Palmetto is suited to both sun and shade and requires just 2 to 3 hours of direct sun per day.  As a result, one variety can be used for your whole lawn whether under trees, or in full sun.

Winter Colour

Unlike other Buffalo varieties, Palmetto holds its colour during the winter months.  Other Buffalo varieties tend to yellow off during the cooler part of the year.

Rapid Repair

Palmetto shows strong horizontal growth characteristics resulting in faster repair if the lawn is damaged (dogs, regular foot traffic etc).

Soft Leaf

Unlike the Buffalo varieties of old, Palmetto has been developed with a softer leaf resulting in a lovely lawn for children to play on without the ‘scratchiness’.

Efficient Water Use

Palmetto develops a comprehensive root system once established.  This means that it takes full advantage of the water available.

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