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Bambusa multiplex

Hedge bamboo

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Features

  • Height3m to 15m
  • Spread4m to 5m
  • Growth HabitUpright arching
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Bambusa multiplex (Hedge bamboo). This species is native to China. The leaves are arching and narrow and variegated yellow.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Grass or Bamboo

Other common names

Bamboo

Origin

China

Interest and use

Grown for hedging as well as for ornamentation. The woody stems can have many uses.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilLight, Medium, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Under glass, grow in loamless potting compost in bright indirect light. Maintain high humidity and water moderately. Outdoors, grow in moist, fertile, humus-rich soil, in a sheltered position in full sun or partial shade.

Propagation

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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