Bamboo Sydney : Bamboo Nurseries for Sydney and Rural NSW
It is going to depend where you live in Sydney and broader New South Wales as to what type of bamboo will grow well. In cooler protected areas some of the Himalayan bamboos will be great, in warmer areas with full sun, these cooler climate bamboos may struggle. However Sydney does provide a climate where some of the sub tropical bamboo varieties will grow well.
Used widely both in gardens around Sydney as well as in commercial developments on of the interesting uses of bamboo is as a screening plant to be grown in containers on balconies and terraces in apartments. Clumping bamboo is by far the most popular type, however in containers and pots some running species can also make an excellent screen.
Will bamboo grow by the coast ?. If you happen to live really close to Sydney Harbour in an exposed and windy position where you receive salt spray, or indeed any part of the New South Wales Coast, remember that salt spray will damage bamboo foliage, however in most harbourside areas this is not an issue.
Best Bamboo Varieties for Sydney
Simply put, the better bamboos are the clumping types, and within these we look at some will grow well in Sydney, all with slightly different characteristics.
White Bamboo (Dendrocalamus Minor Amoenus ) – This is a very ornamental clumping bamboo with attractive culms.
Thai Silk Bamboo (Bambusa Nana) The foliage is soft and ferny on this very upright bamboo.
Slender Weavers Bamboo – (Bambusa Textilis variation Gracilis) excellent for screening in narrow areas.
Khasia Bamboo (Drepanostachyum Khasianum) We would describe this one as atelier version of slender weavers.
China Gold Bamboo (Bambusa Utuldoides Viridii Vittata) excellent pale yellow canes with an open growth habit.
Java Black Bamboo (Gigantochloa Atroviolacea ) is its colour you are after then the near black culms of Java Black makes it happen.
Buddha Belly Bamboo (bambusa vulgaris wamin striated) – Fascinating bulging culms mid green with darker green striation.
Bamboo Plants For Sydney
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