Emperor White (Bambusa chungii)
A beautiful, upright species. White powdered culms (poles) have a bluish hue and mature to green in full sunlight. Culms are exposed and leafless for some meters then capped with vibrant green leaves. Suitable as a garden feature or 2-story screen. Thin walled culms with long are useful for handicrafts.
Native to China. Other common names: White Powdery Bamboo
|FULL NAME:||EMPEROR WHITE
|HEIGHT WHEN MATURE:||8-10m (will grow on the shorter side in cooler climates)|
|POLE DIAMETER MATURE:||6cm|
|SHAPE:||Upright / slight "V" shape|
|LEAF FORMATION:||Culms are visible 3/4 of plant then bushy at top|
|SUGGESTED PLANTING DISTANCE:||1.5m between plants|
|LANDSCAPE OPTIONS:||Screen, windbreak, feature plant|
|KNOWN FOR:||Stunning white poles and green foliage, fastest growing clumping bamboo|
|OK FOR POTS?||Prefers to be in the ground|
|BEST CLIMATE:||Full sun to part shade|
|TEMPERATURE RANGE:||to -4°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.