Palmetto Buffalo 

Palmetto Buffalo is one of the best selling Buffalo breed in the world.This slow-growing breed requires less mowing than its competitors. Once established, the deep-rooted system faired best for drought tolerance against all other Buffalo varieties. 

Palmetto Buffalo - Soft Leaf Buffalo

Palmetto Buffalo in Toowoomba, Lockyer Valley, Brisbane West and Ipswich

Palmetto Buffalo is a hardy turf breed that can be used in high traffic areas due to the strong-growing runners that grow across the ground, rather than upwards creating a dense lawn with solid wear tolerance and recovery rate.

When compared to Sir Walter, its winter colour faired ≈ 40% better than Sir Walter and 140% better than Shademaster.

Palmetto Buffalo is Toowoomba, Lockyer Valley, Brisbane West and Ipswich’s favourite shade-tolerant turf breed.

Palmetto Buffalo

Water Requirements

Maintenance Needs

Shade Tolerance

Cold Tolerance


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Palmetto Buffalo performance in South East Queensland

Palmetto Buffalo is a high-traffic turf breed that performs well across South East Queensland. This beautiful turf breed may require a bit more to maintain but its colour holds far better than other Buffalo varieties in winter. 

Palmetto Buffalo is a fantastic choice of shade-tolerant turf for Toowoomba, Lockyer Valley, Ipswich and Brisbane.  

Palmetto Buffalo Statistics

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  • morphology

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Palmetto Buffalo Fit for Purpose

Palmetto Buffalo is known for growing in shady conditions. It will also grow in direct sunlight but it only requires about 4-5 hours of sunlight each day or even dappled sunlight can be enough. 

Palmetto is also used for premium broad leaf lawns in many areas including: 

  • Tree lined gardens
  • Feature lawns
  • Domestic Traffic

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