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Semiarundinaria Genus

Bamboo

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Semiarundinaria genus (Bamboo). This genus consists of slow-growing bamboos. They form rather open clumps starting as plum-coloured stems but becoming a smooth green flushed with purplish or brownish tints. The leaves are lance shaped with cross veins that give a tessellated appearance. The flowers are produced at varying intervals but are not decorative.

Characteristics

Bamboos

Origin

China and Japan

Interest and use

Hedging, ornamental. The woody stems can have many uses.

Cultivation

They will tolerate sun or shade, and prefer a moist, humus-rich soil either in the garden or a tub.

Propagation

You can propagate by seed in spring or autumn, or by division in autumn. Specific cultivars should be propagated by division only.

Pests, diseases or disorders

May be damaged by slugs.

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