Bambusa textilis Gracilis
From Southern China, another one.
A splendid ornamental with upright growth and attractive nodding tips to the culms.
Use in the ground or in pots.
Dense privacy, wind and dust screen. Thin walled culms are used for crafts, pipe stems
Grows 6-8 m high* x 25 mm in diameter, straight and graceful. Large leaves on this species just, you know, archetypical bamboo leaves, bit bigger.
Gracilis is our most popular screening plant, it responds well to an annual trim. Trimming to height late winter makes it a once yearly…event!
Hardy, it can be grown next to ponds or places where other bamboo species would become waterlogged. And, it takes cold down to -9C.
How fast will it grow?
Gracilis form a clump that can get to 1.5 metres (5′), in diameter after a few years. Manage the clump at this time by removing the old culms (with a set of loppers, hand saw or small reciprocating saw), from the centre of the clump and around the edges as required.
* Given moist conditions and good soil Gracilis can grow more than 10 meters tall!
So what’s it cost?
|255mm pot; 0.5m tall||available||$70|
|300mm pot; 1.8m tall||available||$140|
|35 litre bag; 3-5m tall||available||$300|
|45 litre bag; 5-6m tall||available||$550|