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Arundinaria nitida ‘Wakehurst’

Bamboo

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Features

  • BloomsAugust
  • Height3m to 8m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Arundinaria nitida ‘Wakehurst’ (Bamboo). This species of bamboo is rather slow growing; it will form a dense clump of dark purple-green canes. The leaves are alternate and narrowly lance-shaped, dark-green and tapered.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Bamboo

Origin

C China

Interest and use

Hedging, banks, specimen.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilChalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully to half hardy and will thrive in a sheltered, not too dry situation in sun or shade.

Propagation

Propagate by seed in spring or autumn, or by division in autumn; however forms should be propagated by division only.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Usually little trouble from pests and diseases.

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