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Narrow-Leaved Clumping Bamboo

Borinda angustissima

A rare plant species valued for its delicate foliage and its extremely narrow, clumping growth habit, developing a vase shape as it matures. Tolerant of heat, cold and drought, it is well-suited for the west coast region of the U.S.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical Pronunciationbor-IN-duh an-gus-TEE-sih-muh
Average Size at MaturityFast growing 16 to 18 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous
Design IdeasUse as a stately accent specimen, magnificent screen, or hedge planting.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Growth HabitVase
Growth RateFast
Landscape UsePrivacy Screen, Specimen, Windbreak
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Clumping Bamboo, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsBest with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-9

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