A bright and attractive bamboo shrub that is commonly used for ground coverage.
Dwarf Bamboo has brighter leaves than its sister Dwarf Fern Leaf Bamboo, but their shape is similar – broad, pointed, and aching away from their stems in uniform patterns. Originally from Japan, it is a determined grower that can thrive in conditions that would defeat larger bamboo plants. It creates rounded mounds of thick foliage which look best if they are aggressively cut back in early spring.
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 Pleioblastus Pumilus
English Name: Dwarf Bamboo, Pumilus Bamboo, Arundinaria Pumila, Bamboo Trees
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage: Bright Green.
Flowering Period: n/a
Suggested Location: Indoors or Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Moist and Well-Drained. Loam.
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. Ground Cover. Specimen. Ornamental. Bonsai Art.
Maintenance: Apply liquid fertiliser regularly. Needs good drainage if grown in pots or containers. Use hard underground barriers to control root growth. Cut back heavily in early spring. Protect against slugs.
Growth Habit: Bushy/Shrub.
Growth Speed: Medium (30cm to 50cm per year)
Starting Height: 20cm to 50cm (0.7 ft to 1.6 ft)
Final Height: 70cm (2.3 ft)
Starting Sideways Spread: 15cm to 25cm (0.5 ft to 0.8 ft)
Final Sideways Spread: 150cm (4.9 ft)
Pot Included: 5 Litre Plastic Pot to 7 Litre Plastic Pot
Height including Pot: 38cm to 70cm (1.3 ft to 2.3 ft)
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