Ghost bamboo : Dendrocalamus minor amoenus Plant Profile
With its wonderful new white culms Ghost Bamboo (Dendrocalamus minor amoenus) is one of the best ornamental clumping bamboos. The long straight stems look ‘ghostly’ in the morning and evening, especially when lit a night. Also know as white ghost bamboo or Angel Mist Bamboo.
Perhaps one of the most versatile of all of the clumping bamboos, is copes with drought and frosts and still holds its attractive look. Excellent in the corner of a garden as a feature, planted near an outdoor living area for afternoon shade, or used as a screening plant. Foliage remains a good green through winter
Dendrocalamus minor amoenus is a large growing clumping bamboo (8 – 10m) with new growth being white but changeing to a very pale green. Fast growing and reasonably cold tolerant Dendrocalamus minor amoenus or Ghost Bamboo makes a great ornamental plant, the large green leaves will form a dense canopy in time and help create a tropical look in cooler climates.
Excellent as a screening plant in narrow spaces, hardy, frost tolerant and not that fussy about soil conditions. Ghost bamboo or Dendrocalamus minor amoenus is an excellent choice.
Ghost Bamboo – Summary conditions.
- Height – Will reach 8 metres over time.
- Spread – This is a clump forming bamboo that will spread to form a 1 to 2 metre clump.
- Position – Full sun to a little shade.
- Soil – Humus rich well drained.
- Foliage – Green
- Culms – White to Blue powdered new culms.
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Ghost Bamboo is available from the following participating nurseries
50 Meadowbrook Way Riddells Creek
Specialising in non-invasive & running bamboo
With over 50 varieties of bamboo planted on our property your sure to pick the right bamboo to suit your needs