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Bermudagrass is an aggressive, long lived, warm-season perennial sod forming grass that can become 8 to 18 inches tall. Bermudagrass origin is likely Africa though other regions offer evidence of origin. Bermudagrass requires full sun and prefers well drained soils but can produce well on moderately shallow sites under irrigation and good management. Generally bermudagrass does not tolerate poor draining or wet soils. Bermudagrass will tolerate some saline soils. While bermudagrass can persist on infertile soils, high nitrogen levels are needed for best appearance and/or production. It has good forage value for all classes of livestock but is of little value for wildlife.
Bermudagrass seed has an outer, protective, seed coat. When sold with this seed coat intact it is referred to as un-hulled bermudagrass seed. Un-hulled bermudagrass requires longer to germinate but is more hardy and less likely to sprout pre-maturely. Hulled bermudagrass seed can access water easier than un-hulled and therefore can sprout and establish quicker. However, if conditions are not optimal, hulled bermudagrass may sprout quickly and then die.