Bambusa Nana (Dwarf Bamboo)
This low-growing bamboo is native to China and Japan, where it is used for small hedges and borders.
It’s easy to confuse Bambusa Nana with Thai Bambusa Nana (also known as Thai Silk Bamboo), because their names are so similar, but in appearance the two Nanas are worlds apart! Thai Bambusa Nana is a much darker green, can reach heights of 10 meters, often has no leaves on its lower half and is used in the construction industry. Where as the Bambusa Nana sold here at GardenPlantsOnline, is a small, shrub-like ornamental grass that produces dense bright green foliage, and is better suited to ground coverage.
Bamboo is one of the world’s fastest growing plant-types. Traditionally from Asia, its hardiness means it can actually be grown very easily in Britain – visitors to your garden will be surprised and impressed to see it there. As a forest plant, it appreciates a steady supply of moisture and compost. And as an enthusiastic grower, you should give Bamboo room to expand, we suggest placing infant plants about 100cm apart.
Latin Name: Bambusa Nana and Bambusa Pleioblastus Nana
English Name: Dwarf Bamboo, Japanese Dwarf Bamboo, Chinese Dwarf Bamboo
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Flowering Period: n/a
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Well-Drained. Loam. Sand. Clay. Slightly Acidic.
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight or Partial Shade.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Sheltered.
Hardiness Rating: High (H5)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -15 °C to -10 °C (5 °F to 14 °F)
Suggested Uses: Containers. Borders. Low Hedges. Ground Coverage.
Maintenance: Prune dead and damaged stems in spring. Leave the cuttings at the plant’s base as a natural compost. Cover the roots with mulch in winter. Protect against slugs.
Growth Habit: Bushy/Shrub.
Growth Speed: Medium (20cm to 40cm per year)
Starting Height: 30cm to 60cm (1.0 ft to 2.0 ft)
Final Height: 130cm (4.3 ft)
Starting Sideways Spread: 20cm to 30cm (0.7 ft to 1.0 ft)
Final Sideways Spread: 100cm (3.3 ft)
Pot Included: 5 Litre Plastic Pot to 7 Litre Plastic Pot
Height including Pot: 48cm to 80cm (1.6 ft to 2.6 ft)
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