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.
|HEIGHT WHEN MATURE:
|POLE DIAMETER MATURE:
|Bushy at top, culms visible at bottom 1/4
|SUGGESTED PLANTING DISTANCE:
|1.5m between plants
feature plant, windbreak
|Arching poles with young poles tinged with white/blue colour
|OK FOR POTS?
|Part to full shade
|Every other day for first month until established.
|Twice a year (Spring & Autumn) - suggested Osmocote slow release 6mth
|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.
|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.