Alphonse Karr (Bambusa multiplex cv Alphonse Karr)

$118.00
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Probably the best looking of the hedging bamboos, Alphonse Karr (Bambusa multiplex cv) Bamboo always attracts attention. Pinkish shoots become green-striped as they grow, with gorgeous yellow culms.

Spectacular bright yellow culms (poles) striped with green. The lower third of the clump remains leafless, presenting a tight fairly erect clump that bursts into a cap of fine distinctly arranged leaves. Makes and excellent living screen.

The young shoots and culms are a delicate green striped pink. A beautiful smaller bamboo for a garden setting reaching its full height only when grown in dense shade.

Also known as "Aussie Gold".

FULL NAME: ALPHONSE KARR
Bambusa multiplex cv Alphonse Karr
   
HEIGHT WHEN MATURE: 4-5m
   
POLE DIAMETER MATURE: 3.5cm
   
SHAPE: Upright / straight
   
LEAF FORMATION: Bushy at top, culms visible at bottom 1/4
   
SUGGESTED PLANTING DISTANCE: 1.5m between plants
   
LANDSCAPE OPTIONS: Hedge, screen,
feature plant
   
KNOWN FOR: Pinkish shoots turn green and yellow striped, upright poles good for screening
   
OK FOR POTS?
   
BEST CLIMATE: Full sun to part shade
   
TEMPERATURE RANGE: to -12°C
   
WATERING: Every other day for first month until established.
   
OPTIMIM FEEDING: Twice a year (Spring & Autumn) - suggested Osmocote slow release 6mth
   
BEST SOIL: Free draining soils with good organics turned over. Can mulch with a leaf litter (not tea tree). If soil is sand mix in organic matter. If clay mounding is recommended.
   
SHIPMENT OPTIONS: 200mm pots - can fit up to 6 in a special plant box.
300mm & 45L bags need to be trucked in, see our freight information page for approx pricing and delivery schedules.

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