Bambusa textilis var. Gracilis (Slender Weaver's Bamboo)
A beautiful tidy upright bamboo, great for privacy screens or as feature plantings. The smooth clean culms, lush green foliage and general hardiness has earned this bamboo a spot as one the most popular bamboo species in Australia.
Straight, thin walled and strong. A beautiful straight bamboo which forms an extremely dense clump.
This species is great for privacy screens. Planted with 1 meter spacing between plants, they will form a continuous and dense 'wall' of bamboo within 3 years. They can be spread out a bit further (say to 1.5 or 2 meters between plants) and still create a great screen, but with distinct individual clumps at the base but with the foliage still creating a complete screen at the tops. Should be planted at least 0.5m away from fences, unless using a root barrier of some description to stop it from growing under the fence.
Its size does vary quite a bit depending on conditions. If planted with plenty of space and good soil, it will easily reach 8m. If planted close together (ie. 1m apart) or in poorer conditions, then usually only around 6m.
There is no exact rule on how far apart they should be spaced, as it largely depends on what sort of look you are after, and your budget.
For wider garden beds (say at least 1m wide), we would usually recommend spacing them at 1m apart if you want the clumps to join together at the bottoms. If you spread them further apart (1.5 or even 2m), then you will still get complete coverage at the tops, but you will have gaps between the clumps at ground level.
In very narrow garden beds, the bamboo is usually a little bit slower growing since the space for roots is limited. Therefore, to provide a good uniform cover at ground level, you can plant at anywhere from 0.5m to 1m spacing. The closer together you plant them, the less time it will take to get complete cover (clumps joining together). As mentioned, it therefore becomes a question of budget, versus how long you are prepared to wait.
For further growing information, tips and tricks, check out our Planting and Growing Growing Bamboo Guide.
Bambusa textilis var. Gracilis (Slender Weaver's Bamboo) - 2 litre pots - 6 PACK
Bambusa textilis var. Gracilis (Slender Weaver's Bamboo) - 2 litre pots - 9 PACK
Bambusa textilis var. Gracilis (Slender Weaver's Bamboo) - 200mm pot
Bambusa textilis var. Gracilis (Slender Weaver's Bamboo) - 300mm pot
Bambusa textilis var. Gracilis (Slender Weaver's Bamboo) - 45 litre bag
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