Purple Jade (Drepanostachyum khasianum)
A stunning garden specimen with delicate arching poles and long, dark green, glossy leaves. Culms/poles feature striking white and purple rings around the internodes, and covered with a white bloom when young. Ideal smaller garden feature or screen, or as an elegant pot plant (outdoors in semi shade).
Other common name is Khasia Bamboo.
NOTE: BAMBOO FLOWERS AND SEEDS EVERY 100 OR SO YEARS... and that's what's happening with Purple Jade at the moment - across the entire southern hemisphere. So although we have stock, we're waiting to see when the species stop flowering/seeding. If you'd like to know more please get in touch with us.
|FULL NAME:||PURPLE JADE
|HEIGHT WHEN MATURE:||3-5m|
|POLE DIAMETER MATURE:||2cm|
|LEAF FORMATION:||Bushy at top, culms visible at bottom 1/4|
|SUGGESTED PLANTING DISTANCE:||1.5m between plants|
|LANDSCAPE OPTIONS:||Hedge, screen,
|KNOWN FOR:||Delicate arching poles with purple rings around the internodes|
|OK FOR POTS?||✓|
|BEST CLIMATE:||Full sun to part 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.