Palmetto Buffalo

$12.65 per m2

   (Square Meters)
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Palmetto Buffalo

Palmetto Buffalo turf is a variety of buffalo grass (Stenotaphrum secundatum) known for its adaptability and versatility. It is one of the most popular types of buffalo turf, especially in Australia, because of its attractive appearance and low maintenance requirements. Here are some key features of Palmetto Buffalo turf:

  • Appearance: Palmetto Buffalo turf has a rich green colour and a soft, fine texture that makes it pleasant to walk on and aesthetically appealing. Its dense growth pattern helps it choke out weeds.
  • Shade Tolerance: Palmetto Buffalo turf is known for its excellent shade tolerance, performing well in areas that receive as little as 2 to 4 hours of sunlight per day. This makes it a great choice for lawns with trees or buildings that block sunlight.
  • Drought Tolerance: It is relatively drought-tolerant and requires less water than many other types of turfgrass, making it suitable for regions with water restrictions or limited rainfall.
  • Wear Resistance: Palmetto Buffalo turf can handle moderate foot traffic, making it suitable for families with children or pets.
  • Maintenance: This turfgrass is low maintenance, requiring less frequent mowing compared to some other grasses. Regular watering, fertilisation, and occasional aeration will keep it healthy.
  • Pest and Disease Resistance: Palmetto Buffalo turf is generally resistant to common pests and diseases, which further reduces the need for chemical treatments.
  • Cold Tolerance: Although it is primarily a warm-season grass, Palmetto Buffalo turf has some tolerance for cooler temperatures and can handle mild winters.

Palmetto Buffalo turf is a great choice for many landscaping needs due to its adaptability, aesthetic appeal, and ease of maintenance.

When compared against Sir Walter Buffalo, Palmetto has:

  • Better shade tolerance;
  • Slower growth rate meaning it needs to be mowed less often


“Palmetto Buffalo turf, ideal for Australian lawns, offers rich green colour, excellent shade and drought tolerance, low maintenance, moderate wear resistance, pest resistance, and some cold tolerance.”

“Palmetto Buffalo turf, perfect for Australian lawns, features rich green color, excellent shade and drought tolerance, low maintenance, and moderate wear resistance.”