BAMBOO Indocalamus tessellatus

Commonly known as Large-leaved bamboo

Grows to 1 to 1.5 metres in height. Spreading
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Oblong to lance-shaped, hairless, glossy, dark grey-green leaves to 60cm (24in) long
  • Height
    1-2m (3-6½ft), usually less in cultivation
  • Spread
  • Bamboo
    Moderately-spreading bamboo forming dense thickets of bright green drooping canes to 1cm (½in) across. Each node usually produces one branch.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
    Tolerates full sun
  • Partial shade
    Light, dappled shade

BAMBOO Indocalamus tessellatus



  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Can be grown in a container
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, occasionally
    Place of origin
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Patio / pot plants
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile. Humus-rich.
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
1-2m (3-6½ft), usually less in cultivation
bamboo - guide for size not form Average Person

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