Gracilis Bamboo in suburban setting

Gracilis Bamboo

Bambusa textilis gracilis

Synonyms: Slender Weaver Bamboo.

A very popular species, Gracilis is great for screening out tall buildings or for providing a wind / noise break. At 8m height, it is a fairly large-growing variety. Unlike other varieties of a similar height, Gracilis produces thin canes, up to around 4cm. This makes it less overbearing and much easier to maintain.

Gracilis will maintain a dense cover of foliage in most areas around Brisbane. However, like most species, some leaf loss is to be expected in winter. This varies a lot depending on location and microclimate.

Applications

  • Screening
  • Pots & Tubs
  • Japanese style gardens
  • Tropical style gardens
  • Windbreak

Care

Low. Remove spent canes as necessary. Bamboo generally produces significant leaf mess. Remove if required or retain as natural mulch. Use quality fertilizer such as Troforte or Organic Link to maintain vigorous growth.

Features

  • Tall growing
  • Fast growth once established
  • Dense, leafy look
  • Thin canes


Size

Height: 8-10m
Width: Indefinite

Light

Full sun to part shade

Watering

Water frequently in hot weather. Can survive drought periods.

Growth Rate

Fast if in good conditions.
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