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Gracilis Bamboo

Bambusa Textilis Gracilis

With its tall straight manner, graceful leaves and ever-changing green/blue-hued culms this is a stunner. Gracilis Bamboo is also an extremely fast grower and will grow in a wide range of situations. It will perform on a windswept coastline to a shady mountain gully.

Gracilis Bamboo For Screening

Gracilis Bamboo can be used as a large screening plant for privacy against the double story next door or planted in a small courtyard as a specimen. Gracilis Bamboo is one of the best varieties to manipulate to the form you want; keep it as a luscious blanket of foliage, prune the lower branches to expose the culms, cut the tops to the height required, cut and remove most of the culms for a minimalistic look, etc.

Gracilis Bamboo Height

Gracilis bamboo can reach 6mt height in most situations. Very often this is more than enough height and may impede on sun from reaching your garden or the tall branches whipping around in the wind too much. Simple solution; cut them. No need to reach for the ladder. Grab hold of a gracilis bamboo culm at head height pull it down and cut off the top meter or so, let it go, and it will spring up more vertically than before. This procedure can be done any time of the year and to any height you require, noting that very new shoots are very brittle and may break before they flex. This gracilis bamboo pruning technique is certainly no problem for the plant’s health and can be beneficial.

With gracilis and all bamboo varieties, it is imperative to keep newly planted plants adequately watered throughout the first few months from planting.

Gracilis Bamboo’s approximate growing height is about 5 metres