Bamboo

Phyllostachys glauca

Bamboo - Phyllostachys glauca

Common Name: Bamboo
Genus: Phyllostachys
Species: glauca

Category: Grasses & Bamboos
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting bark, Has interesting foliage, Suitable for growing in containers

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 5.00 m (500 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 2.00 m (200 cm)

Foliage Type: Semi Evergreen
Foliage Colour: Green

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

A rare clump-forming then spreading bamboo with attractive blue-green canes that look like they have been dusted with white powder. The leaves are glossy and dark green though glaucous underneath. A superb specimen plant it looks great in a contemporary minimalist garden or a town garden. To prevent the plant from colonising adjacent plantings restrict the roots using a rigid non-perishable barrier.

Garden Care: Plant in a large container or surround the roots with a non-perishable barrier that restricts the plant's spread. If potted up it is important that this plant is watered regularly.


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