Tasmania’s absolute best choice for creating a screen to cover between 2 and 6 metres in height. It’s versatility comes from its acceptance of trimming to your desired height. Unlike most bamboo species that tend to grow in a fan pattern, Gracilis’ growth is very upright and its natural footprint of one metre, makes it the number one choice for suburban yards. Once again its versatility allows for planting out in narrower beds (400mm min), making it ideal for between driveways and fences. If you’re REALLY pushed for space, good old Mr Versatility is also suited to growing in pots or troughs but be aware that restricting its growth space will naturally restrict its maximum height.
As clumping Bamboo grows in a circular pattern, the width of your planting trench (see our planting guide available with purchase) will determine the spacing of your plants, if you are creating a screen. e.g. If your trench is a metre wide – plants should be spaced a metre apart – 500mm wide trench = 500mm spacing. Following that rule of thumb will provide you with a substantial screen in a very short period of time (around 24-36mths in Tassie).
Like all our plants, Gracilis is very tolerant of Tassie winters and our SE dry conditions but giving them a great start is the key to achieving best results. Again, our planting guide will assist you greatly in that quest.
We are more than happy to help with plant selection and layout so don’t hesitate to ask.
Gracilis Cheat Sheet
Clumping Non-Invasive Bamboo
Typical Height 6 mtrs
Trim Height Between 1.5-6mtrs
Typical Footprint 1mtr
Reduce Footprint 40cm Min.
Typical Culm Size 2-3cm
Free Draining Soil
Full Sun To Part Shade
Drought Tolerant Once Established
Very Frost Tolerant
Great For Pots And Troughs
Edible Shoots For Cooking
The approximate size of bamboo is only a guide. Plant measurements are taken from the bottom of the pot.
The sizing of plants does vary, particularly through different seasons of the year.
The most valuable part of the bamboo is the rootball size within the pots, which produces incredibly fast growth once planted. Stock availability, pricing and sizing are subject to change without notice. For more information, please contact us directly.
Stock for purchase
200mm pots contain 1 to 2 culms approximately 1 metre tall
200mm pots contain 2 to 3 culms approximately 1.5-2mtrs tall
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300/330mm pots contain 2 to 4 culms approximately 1.5 to 2.5mtrs tall
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Instant screens 6 to 20culms 3-4mtrs tall by order (3 - 6 weeks wait