Branched bur reed (Sparganium erectum) is a striking tall vigorous British native pond plant, with bright green arching sword shaped leaves and unusual decorative greenish-white flower heads in June/July followed by prickly green then brown fruit. A good plant for food and shelter for wildlife and nesting wildfowl, not suitable for small ponds.
Sparganium Dioscorides’ name for bur-reed; erectum upright erect
Planting position: Pond marginal shelf up to 40cm deep; or very wet soil in sun or part shade
Form: 9cm pots and 1 and 2 litre in a basket -please select size below