Indocalamus Tessellatus. Large Leaved Bamboo.
Indocalamus Tessellatus commonly known as Large Leaved Bamboo is a very dramatic and decorative bamboo. Hardy down to -15 or lower, it has slender bright green canes and lance shaped glossy green leaves up to 60cm long and between 5-10cm wide, the largest leaves of all the hardy Bamboo varieties. However this evergreen variety only grows to between 1-2m 2 high, but definately tall enough to bring a lush jungle look to any garden.
Although the this variety of Bamboo usually has a clump forming habit in favourable conditions it may spread in which case a Bamboo Root Barrier can be used. Alternatively it looks just as dramatic planted in a container.
Has gained the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
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INDOCALAMUS TESSELLATUS. Large Leaved Bamboo.
Latin Name: Indocalamus Tessellatus
Common Name: Large Leaved Bamboo.
Native to: China.
Hardiness: -15 or lower.
Growth Characteristics: Evergreen bamboo. Slender dense Bright green canes with large lance shaped leaves growing between 1-2m tall. Can be pruned. Restrict spreading with a root barrier.
Sunlight: Partial shade. Can tolerate full sun if kept moist
Soil: Rich, well drained.
Moisture: Keep moist.
Feeding: In containers feed monthly in the growing season.
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