Large green leaves with a central yellow vein are the signature of this bamboo.
The leaves of Broad Leaf Bamboo tend to brown and dieback along their edges during the winter. Thankfully, they are replaced with lush green foliage in the spring time. Broad Leaf Bamboo is an aggressive grower that is often used for ground coverage or for quickly creating flat-topped hedges. Due to its vigorous nature, it should only be chosen if you can commit to keeping it under control.
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 Sasa Palmata Nebulosa
English Name: Broad Leaf Bamboo, Broadleaf Bamboo, Broad-Leaved Bamboo, Arundinaria Palmata
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage: Green, Yellow and Brown.
Flowering Period: n/a
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Moist and Well-Drained. Clay. Loam. Sand.
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight or Partial Shade.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Sheltered or Exposed.
Hardiness Rating: High (H5)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -15 °C to -10 °C (5 °F to 14 °F)
Suggested Uses: Containers. Ground Cover. Specimen. Ornamental.
Maintenance: Needs good drainage if grown in pots or containers. Use hard underground barriers to control root growth. Cut back dead or damaged foliage in early spring. Protect against slugs.
Growth Habit: Bushy/Upright.
Growth Speed: Fast (40cm to 80cm per year)
Starting Height: 40cm to 70cm (1.3 ft to 2.3 ft)
Final Height: 200cm (6.6 ft)
Starting Sideways Spread: 20cm to 40cm (0.7 ft to 1.3 ft)
Final Sideways Spread: 400cm (13.1 ft)
Pot Included: 5 Litre Plastic Pot to 7 Litre Plastic Pot
Height including Pot: 58cm to 90cm (1.9 ft to 3.0 ft)
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