Blue Bamboo

blue hedge

We have limited numbers of this species in small pots.   It has proved to be unreliable grown in small containers. However, for in-ground planting we can supply freshly dug stock of 300mm Blue Bamboo grown for this purpose and we still have some 400mm pots available. Just ask.

OR – We can offer you Nepalese Blue(Himalayacalamus porcatus) as a substitute.

Drepanostachyum falcatum

Also called, Himalayan Weeping Bamboo

From: The Himalayas


Blue bamboo gets to about 3.5 m. (12′) high, with long, narrow leaves on arching culms. Current years culms are covered with a bluish bloom. Can take temperatures down to -29 °C!


A non-invasive bamboo that makes a wonderful garden feature or privacy screen.

blue indoors

Used for basketery in Nepal.


Blue Bamboo is a forest understory plant so don’t plant it in constant full sun. It prefers light shade for most of the day. Trim top once a year in winter and sides as required.

Growing indoors or under cover, mist leaves with water once a week. Sometimes, say monthly add seaweed tonic.


Bamboo flowers rarely, around once in 100 years. After flowering it sets seed then dies.
Blue Bamboo flowered in 1998 / 89.

How fast will it grow?

Of course, growth rate depends a lot on climate, food and water. Blue shoots throughout summer months.
Small plants are slow to get going, so starting off with a bigger plant will get you there much faster.

So what’s it cost?

SizeAvailabilityNew price as at September 2020
250mm pot; up to 1m tallavailable$80
300mm pot; 1-2m tallavailable$175
400mm pot; 2m tallavailable$350

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