Bambusa Pleioblastus Distichus (Dwarf Fernleaf Bamboo)
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A rare and interesting bamboo shrub, it is one of the smallest bamboo plants available.
Dwarf Fern Leaf Bamboo has an odd name, because its leaves are not fern-like at all. As you can see in the photos here on GardenPlantsOnline, its green leaves are blade-shaped and appear in symmetrical arrangements, more like tiny palm leaves or a hibiscus plant. Whatever you want to call it though, this a great plant for Japanese rock gardens, patio containers, ground coverage and courtyard-style designs.
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 Distichus
English Name: Dwarf Fern Leaf Bamboo, Dwarf Fernleaf Bamboo, Fern Leaf Bamboo
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage: Brown stems and Green leaves.
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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