Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Plant Of The Week - Bambusa textilis gracilis

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Bambusa textilis gracilis, aka Graceful Bamboo
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Graceful bamboo is a beautiful all-green clumping bamboo that's often planted in a row to create a privacy hedge. This bamboo is ideal for small spaces since it rarely exceeds 25 feet in height with culms that max out at about 1 ¼ inches. Due to its clumping nature it is very non-invasive and easy to control.
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Graceful bamboo is a quick grower. Our bamboo has been in Our Jupiter Garden less than 3 months. It has already grown a couple of feet in height and has sent off new growth culms. The new culms have grown at an amazing rate. I would estimate their growth at approximately 3 inches per day!
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Early on the bamboo required a lot of water. Bamboo shows they are thirsty by curling their leaves. For the first few weeks, this was a daily occurrence. As the rainy season has taken hold, our bamboo has really established themselves. Even after 3 days of intense heat with no rain they show no signs of wanting any water.
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This bamboo is truly stunning and would make a great privacy hedge or accent plant in any yard zone 8b or higher.
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(Update: For additional, information including our experience with Graceful Bamboo, see our Bambusa Gracilis update posted on November 15, 2009.)

1 comment:

  1. Where can I get culled bamboo free near Jupiter, FL for charitable project? Metro9100@aolcom

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