Chinese Dwarf is a clumping, non invasive bamboo that requires trimming to the desired height and width to ensure a dense, bushy, lush hedge effect. It is the best hedging bamboo for pots or troughs.
It likes well drained soil and once watered regularly for the first 12 months to establish growth, likes a deep water soak during dry periods. In pots, regular watering will ensure it stays lush. It is extremely quick growing and can be fully grown within 18-24 months.
Chinese Dwarf is not a narrow bamboo but is a great option for when a sound barrier or extremely dense privacy is needed. 2-3 metres.
A graceful, cold tolerant bamboo with slender, cascading culms with thick sprays of fine long, light green leaves on multiple branch clusters.
Himalayan Weeping Bamboo loves a damp, shaded position away from full day sun. Perfect for growing in a pot or in a sheltered position such as a courtyard or small outdoor area, especially in cooler Hills’ gardens. 2-3 metres.
Bambusa multiplex cv. ‘Gold Stripe’
Gold Stripe bamboo is a great option for screening with its dense foliage and short stature. Canes are an attractive blend of green and gold and make a great feature. The clump will expand to create a wall of canes coated in foliage, rather like a hedge.
This bamboo is perfect for screening courtyards and along walls and fencelines.
Gold Stripe grows very well in the Adelaide area and is a popular choice of gardeners and landscapers. Grows 3-4 metres.
Bambusa multiplex cv. ‘Alphonse Karr’
Alphonse Karr is a very popular, smaller screening bamboo which features beautiful stems that are yellow with green stripes. The edible young shoots and culms are a delicate green striped pink and change to gold as they mature. The lower third remains relatively leafless, so the canes become a feature which burst into a cap of fine, distinctively arranged leaves. Beautiful ‘fern like’ foliage.
It needs a wider garden bed as it also features a denser clump. Very popular for a garden hedge because of its erect form and moderate height. Ideal for colder climates since it thrives in cooler temperatures such as Adelaide and surrounds. It will grow to 3-4 metres.
Himalayan Weeping bamboo has a mass of long, slender, light green leaves create a dense luscious foliage as no canes are visible. This bamboo has narrow culms and a small footprint.
It loves cool, shady conditions and so is ideal for gardens in the Adelaide Hills. Perfect for part shade, blocking out single storey next door, or as a beautiful pot plant. 3-4 metres.
Bambusa textilis var. gracilis
Slender Weavers, or Bambusa gracilis, is Australia’s most popular bamboo with good reason! Compact, yet tall, it can be planted in very narrow spaces and is popular for screening to double storey height in backyards.
It has a compact clump, with upright green canes and beautiful foliage, a very neat looking plant. Perfect for screening out neighbours, ugly fences, bare patches and grows well in Adelaide gardens. 4-5 metres.
Bambusa eutuloides var. viridi-vittata
Brilliant yellow canes with green stripes, slightly thicker than other types of courtyard bamboo are the main feature of this beautiful bamboo. Leaves grow entire length of cane. China Gold is a very robust bamboo and will grow nearly anywhere, but not as cold tolerant as Alphonse Karr. The colour will vary if planted in full sun or shade.
Perfect for courtyards or as a central feature, this is such a stunning bamboo due to the bright colours of the canes. 5-6 metres.