Bamboo Phyllostachys Atrovaginata 15 Litre: Also known as Green Perfume or Incense bamboo. The perfume and incense names derive from the characteristic sandalwood like scent it emits from the new culms, particularly when they are touched. This bamboo has adapted itself for living in wet or boggy conditions by having air canals in the rhizomes and root system, which makes it a excellent choice for boggy and wet ground. This bamboo develops extremely quickly from a young plant with new culms being a rich lush green.
What to expect: Your pant will arrive in a 15 litre/32cm pot. It will contain approximately 8 to 10 Culms, the tallest of which will be a minimum of 200cm. It will look exactly like the picture.
Planting Position: A very adaptable Phyllostachys variety of Bamboo. It can be positioned just about anywhere in the garden, as we touched on above this plant is the perfect choice for very wet, even boggy ground, as well as normal areas of the garden. If you wish to restrict the spread of this plant we would recommend using a non-perishable barrier this bamboo can once established become a vigorous spreader.
Soil: Any apart from very heavy clay.
Suitable for container planting: Can be pot planted, but in our opinion its better suited for extremely wet ground where other plants have failed.
Eventual Height and Spread: In the Uk it can and often does reach 7 metres tall with a 5 metres spread.
Growth Speed: An extremely quick growing Bamboo.
Flowering Period: Not applicable.
Pruning: Not necessary.
Winter Hardy: Yes suitable for the coldest parts of the Uk to -20.
This Bamboo has no special requirements it will flourish without a problem where others have failed. An extremely tough and vigorous Bamboo
As well as the usual planting areas consider this plant for areas where others have failed due to poor ground it is one the toughest Bamboo on the market.
. Are they evergreen Bamboo are an evergreen, perennial and a member of the grass family. Fast growing, they take up very little lateral space and yet they can reach fabulous heights extremely quickly, making bamboo a very cost effective choice when you need screening fast! They will naturally shed some leaf during the winter months. .How much water do they need Like any other plant, bamboo needs three basic things in order to survive. Soil, sun and water. And as a gardener, one of your greatest responsibilities is to provide your bamboo with water. They are an incredibly thirsty plant and will require watering on a daily basis especially during hot periods. .Will it need a root barrier Fargesia are a non invasive clumping bamboo and will not require a root barrier. Phyllostachys, Aureosulcata and Pseudosasa are all ‘runners’ which can be either planted in a larger pot or with a root barrier in the ground. .How quickly will it grow This really is dependent on watering sunshine and care. You would hope to achieve at least another third in growth during the growing season. .How far apart should I plant them Space mature plants 1 metre apart to form a dense screen. Fast Growing varieties can be planted a little further apart if you don't mind waiting longer for them to fill in the gaps.