Sapphire Buffalo turf has a super fine texture compared to other buffalo varieties.
Deep green in colour, Sapphire Buffalo thrives in humid conditions but can handle the cooler temperatures as well. Sapphire Buffalo is also good in both sun and shade locations.
Sapphire Buffalo’s rapid growth across the ground gives quick recovery from wear and tear, making it a good choice for kids and pets. Its tight matting of the root system helps to outcompete weeds once established.
Sapphire Buffalo is low maintenance turf and maintains good winter colour, ideal for residential and commercial lawns.
Texture: Soft, fine leaf
Description: Dark green in colour, leaf width average of 6.4mm
Use: Lawns (residential/commercial/industrial), parkland
Mowing height: 35mm-45mm in full sun, 50mm-60mm in shade
Method of propagation: Vegetative rolls and sprigging of stolons
Preferred soil types: Best on sandy loams, pH 5.2 to 7.5 preferred. Tolerance range pH 4.6 to 8.1. Not tolerant of water logging.
Comments: Low maintenance, less spongy than other buffalo varieties
Heat: Thrives in hot/humid desert areas
Cold: Tested down to minus 10°C in Canberra.
Shade: Moderate to good, similar to other buffalo varieties.
Drought: Excellent once established due to deep root system.
Salinity: Good, similar to other buffalo varieties.
Wear: Excellent with fast recovery.
Herbicide sensitivity: Sensitive to many herbicides. Use only registered herbicides in accordance with label that are safe on soft leaf buffalo. Avoid chemicals containing Dicamba.
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