Cape Royal Grass
Cape royal is a variety of bermuda grass Cynodon dactylon.
How does Cape royal grass look
Cape royal grass is bluish in colour and can be confused with Maadi river grass. However, unlike Maadi river grass, Cape royal grass has smaller leaves and the stolons are smaller
Growth habit of Maadi river grass
Cape royal grass is a creeping lawn grass. It grows by sending stolons sideways and roots develop at each node.
Cape royal grass has poor shade tolerance and should only be grown in full sun.
Ability to out-compete weeds
Like all tight growing creeping grasses, cape royal out-competes weeds well. It however does not out-compete weeds as well as Arabic grass or Maadi river grass does.
Drought and heat tolerance
Cape royal grass has a high heat and drought tolerance
Grass mowing is determined by the objectives of the lawn owner. In general, mow the grass when it begins to look unsightly such as when there is overgrowth and when there are too many seed heads.
Where should cape royal grass be grown
Grow Cape royal in dry and hot areas where water can be scarce. Cape royal can be grown in sports facilities. It can tolerate high traffic and frequent mowing
Cape royal grass has medium cold tolerance.