Nepalese Blue (Himalayacalamus porcatus)
A graceful garden specimen with delicate arching poles. Young culms (poles) are tinged with a white bloom that almost looks purple when first shooting.
Prefers dappled sunlight or semi-shade, but can grow in full sun if kept well watered. Makes an excellent screen. Very similar to the Himalayan Weeping and Purple Jade bamboos.
|FULL NAME:||NEPALESE BLUE
|HEIGHT WHEN MATURE:||3-5m|
|POLE DIAMETER MATURE:||3cm|
|LEAF FORMATION:||Bushy at top, culms visible at bottom 1/4|
|SUGGESTED PLANTING DISTANCE:||1.5m between plants|
|LANDSCAPE OPTIONS:||Hedge, screen,
feature plant, windbreak
|KNOWN FOR:||Arching poles with young poles tinged with white/blue colour|
|OK FOR POTS?||✓|
|BEST CLIMATE:||Part to full shade|
|TEMPERATURE RANGE:||to -6°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.