Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
|Botanical Pronunciation||fil-oh-STAY-kis AW-ree-uh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 10 ft. tall, spreading vigorously by underground stems.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||Bamboo is among the primary signature plants of Asian inspired gardens. 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 or planted in mass for a fast growing barrier, screen or privacy hedge between properties. The running nature of this plant requires root containment, but planted and pruned properly, the aging golden culms make a beautiful backdrop in your garden oasis. Bamboo is quite adaptable to containers provided it is given adequate water and nitrogen to sustain vigorous growth and an overall lush appearance.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary|
|Landscape Use||Barrier, Erosion Control, Privacy Screen, Windbreak|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Pet Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Key Feature||Attractive Privacy Screen|
Thrives in humus-rich, well-drained soils. Spreads by rhizomes and can become invasive; best contained in a non-perforated pot with the lip above soil level. Protect root zone with a 4 to 6-inch layer of mulch to protect in harsh winter regions. Remove older canes and new shoots at the base to thin and reduce vigor.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7 - 11