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Drakensberg Bamboo

Bergbambos tessellata

Also known as

Wild Bamboo, African Bamboo, Southern Mountain Bamboo

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

9a-10b

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

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Drakensberg Bamboo Overview

This is one of only two species of bamboo that are indigenous to South Africa. It is a small, tough bamboo that will tolerate wind and frost, preferring moist, rocky places and best suited to cooler regions. Bamboos are evergreen, perennial flowering plants in the subfamily Bambusoidaea of the grass family Poaceae.

How to propagate Drakensberg Bamboo

Seed

Propagate by seed in spring or autumn.

Division

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

Special features of Drakensberg Bamboo

Drought resistant

Hedge plant

Other uses of Drakensberg Bamboo

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