The Graceful Bamboo provides a vibrant, fast-growing option for creating a natural privacy screen in your landscaping. Also known as the Slender Weaver, the branches of this plant are arich green, with soft foliage that gently arches, giving the variety its name. Sturdied by erect, tight-clumping culms, the Graceful Bamboo will spread out to several feet wide and up to 25 feet tall in just a few short years, making it perfect for hedging your yard to block out unwanted noise or sights.
And you aren’t limited to only placing the Graceful Bamboo outdoors! This plant makes an incredible indoor installation and thrives when potted in a container. Bring its vivid greenery inside to continue enjoying its beauty!
What's more is that the Graceful Bamboo is non-invasive, cold hardy, and all-around low-maintenance, so you can make the most of its benefits without all the work. zones 8-11 Add the eye-catching Graceful Bamboo to your landscape today to take advantage of its good looks and easy care.
Planting & Care
1. Planting:The Graceful Bamboo loves sun, so for best results choose a location that provides full to partial sun. Bamboo does well in soil that contains a healthy mix of sand, silt, and clay and offers good drainage.
To plant, dig a hole with the same depth as the plant’s container and twice the width. Place the Bamboo plant gently in the hole, then backfill. Be sure to test the sturdiness of the plant once it's in the ground to make sure winds will not be able to topple it. Water generously and tamp down the surrounding soil.
2. Watering:A young Graceful Bamboo will need plenty of moisture, so water every other day for the first month. After that, check the surrounding soil about 3 inches down and only water if this area is dry. For your container-planted Bamboo, water until you see it flow from the drainage holes.
3. Fertilizing: Once your Bamboo becomes established, you should implement a regular fertilizing schedule. High-nitrogen organic fertilizer is the best choice for Bamboo. Apply once in the summer and again in the fall.
4. Pruning: To thin out the Graceful Bamboo, remove dead shoots as needed and trim horizontal stems that are outside of the desired growing area with loppers. Cut down to the preferred height you wish, pruning just above the nearest node (the distinct line, often bulging a bit, that divides the sections of the bamboo stem).