Punting Pole Bamboo
Full sun, Partial sun
Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||bam-BOO-sa tul-DOY-deez|
|Lore||Bamboo is a valuable natural resource in Asia where almost everything from hair pins to houses are created from its wood. The new shoots of bamboo before they emerge from the ground are soft in the center and edible, harvested for use in many traditional dishes.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Height can be controlled at 15 to 20 ft. or allowed to reach 40 to 55 ft.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||Bamboo is among the primary signature plant of Asian inspired garden. It is also equally at home in tropical island design themes. In the landscape it can be used as a clump of vertical poles for a columnar element. It has long been choice for creating fast growing barriers, screens and privacy hedges between properties. This has led to some problems with invasiveness. Bamboo also makes a fine background foliage plant to provide a lush character. Pruned properly these plants make fine subjects for night lighting, their canes casting exotic striped shadows. Bamboo is quite adaptable to containers provided it is given adequate water and nitrogen to sustain vigorous growth and overall lush appearance.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Tropical|
|Landscape Use||Privacy Screen, Windbreak|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Clumping Bamboo, Naturalizes Well|
|Watering Needs||Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||For Asian garden themes, combine bamboo with Getsutoku Azalea, (Azalea satsuki 'Getsutoku'), Seiryu Japanese Maple, (Acer palmatum 'Seiryu'), Cheal's Weeping Cherry, (Prunus serrulata 'Kiku-shidare-zakura') and Dwarf Mugo Pine, (Pinus mugo pumilio). For bold looks in modern gardens, group with Bauer's Dracaena, (Cordyline 'Baueri'), Hardy Japanese Fiber Banana, (Musa basjoo) and Giant Bird of Paradise, (Strelitzia nicolai).|
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: 9-11