Mexican Weeping Bamboo

Otatea acuminata aztecorum

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Arching culms topped by graceful weeping branches holding narrow leaves giving an overall lacy look to this rare ornamental bamboo. Useful for tall, dense screens or single accents where space allows. Evergreen. Full to partial sun. Fast-growing to 15 to 20 feet tall, clumping. Division.
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9 - 11

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Full sun, Partial sun

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

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Botanical Pronunciationo-TA-te-a a-ku-mi-NA-ta as-TE-co-rum
LoreWithin its range, the poles of Otatea bamboo is harvested by the locals for a wide range of uses from building huts to fencing.
Average Size at MaturityFast growing to 15 to 20 ft. tall, clump forming.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasAn exceptional fluffy plant that's ideal for modern architecture to contrast with its rigid geometry. Outstanding soft background for high profile plants, water features and art. Ideal screen or hedge, good in sideyards to block neighbors but not air. Valuable textural contrast for large leaf tropical plantings that lends a most unique exotic look.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseContainer, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsBest with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Key FeatureWindbreak

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.

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