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BAMBOO

Bamboo, a sub family of the grass family is found mainly in warm and moist tropical and warm temperate climates. It contains some of the fastest-growing plants on Earth, 36ins in 24 hours, though growth in temperate regions is more like 3-10cms (1.2-3.9ins) per day.

Found in tropical and sub-tropical Asia, tropical America, Africa and northern Australia.

Unlike all trees, individual bamboo culms emerge at their full diameter and grow to their full height in a single growing season of 3-4 months. As the clump matures thicker and taller culms emerge each year until the plant reaches its characteristic limit.

Most bamboo species flower infrequently, at intervals as long as 60 or 120 years, These exhibit mass (or gregarious) flowering and any plant derived from the same stock will flower wherever it is located. After flowering the plant dies.

 

Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Small leaves, variegated cream
  • Height
    1-2.5m (3-8ft)
  • Spread
    1-2.5m (3-8ft)
  • Bamboo
    Mound-forming bamboo with weak runners
  • 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
    Shelter from cold, drying winds
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Can be used as a low hedge
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Japan
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Silver variegated
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Linear
    (see photos above)
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich.
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
1-2.5m (3-8ft)
bamboo - guide for size not form Average Person
  1-2.5m (3-8ft)
 

Buy Varieties of BAMBOO

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BAMBOO Sasa palmata ramosa

BAMBOO Sasa palmata ramosa

(Arundinaria vagans) - quick spreading hardy and dense bamboo with attractive light green new shoots and leaves. Grows to a maximum of 3 feet

 
£17.50 each 
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BAMBOO Sasa palmata tsuboiana

BAMBOO Sasa palmata tsuboiana

grows to about 5 feet eventually in a dense round clump and is totally hardy. Less vigorous than S. palmata and less invasive. The leaf edges show some bleaching in winter

 
£20.00 each 
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BAMBOO Sasa palmata veitchii

BAMBOO Sasa palmata veitchii

stems up to a maximum of 4 feet

 
£20.00 each 
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BAMBOO Shibataea kumasaca

BAMBOO Shibataea kumasaca

dwarf and compact in habit this bamboo has distinct zig-zag canes and make excellent ground-cover growing eventually only to 3-4 feet

 
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£25.00 each 
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BAMBOO Yushania anceps

BAMBOO Yushania anceps

Anceps bamboo

(Arundinaria anceps) - ideal for screens and hedging although fairly rampant. Grows up to 3-3.5 metres and will withstand strong winds

 
£25.00 each 
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