Plant in any free draining soil damp soil preferably out of hot midday sun and sheltered from strong winds. Try adding some well rotted manure or organic compost to the planting hole this will help retain moisture in the soil and help your new plant settle in. Early spring feed with a liquid food high in nitrogen content, this will help promote new growth and give the plant a boost after the dormant period. In summer a slow release fertiliser is preferable. As with most plants, especially Bamboo always ensure the plant has an adequate water supply especially when planted in a container. This Bamboo requires no special treatment or requirements during the winter months.
Planting Position: Suitable for a wide range of areas of the garden, in a wide range of conditions, full sun through to semi shade, preferably out of strong winds.
Soil: Any free draining damp soil but not waterlogged. Suitable for container planting: Yes ideal for both ground and container.
Eventual height and spread: Upto 4 Metres with a 1.5 metre spread at the base.
Growth Speed: Quick, produces numerous new culms annually
Growth Habit: Upright canes with dense foliage
Flowering Period: Not Applicable
Pruning: Not necessary, only to restrict height if required this is best done during the dormant months
Foliage: Dense, dark green, thin and long