Arundo Donax is fast growing perennial grass and can grow just about anywhere, even in brackish water. The grass takes about 2 years to fully mature; however, once matured, it does not require replanting for another 25 years. The grass can grow to as high as 32 feet (10 meters) in one season, and in tropical and sub-tropical climates, the grass can yield 2 to 3 crops per year.
Arundo Donax can also act to preserve quality of soil organic matters due to low tillage intensity, and can be used as a phyto-mediation vehicle due to the plant’s high tolerance to heavy metals, with little metal translocation from roots to shoots.
As mentioned above, Arundo Donax can grow just about anywhere. The picture on the left shows a small stand of Arundo Donax thriving in Seattle, Washington, requiring no human intervention for it to prosper.