Alphonse Karr (Bambusa multiplex cv Alphonse Karr)
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,
|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.