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Bamboo

Arundinaria spp.

Arundinaria-pumila-habitus by Sten (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10m

Max

2m

Min

50cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

    This plant has no fragrance

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    Bamboo Overview

    Arundinaria is a small genus containing just 3 species from the Poaceae family.

    How to harvest Bamboo

    Canes were cut and used by the Cherokee for a range of processes, from basketry, pipes, bows and arrows, flutes, knives, building and sleeping mats.

    How to propagate Bamboo

    Rhizomes

    Seed

    Propagate by seed in spring or autumn.

    Division

    By division in autumn; however forms should be propagated by division only.

    Special features of Bamboo

    Attracts useful insects

    Other uses of Bamboo

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