Bambusa Chungii – Emperor’s Blue Bamboo
Interestingly known both as Emperor’s Blue Bamboo and ‘white bamboo’ it is really green, however the culms are coated with a white powder or ‘bloom’ which give the canes a distinctive blue look.
The species will reach a height of around 10m and is grown widely in tropical and sub tropical regions of Asia.
Bambusa Chungii or Emperor’s Blue Bamboo will form a good clump over time of around 4m. The culms are largish to around 5cm in diameter (2 inches)
Bambusa Chungii ‘Barbellata’
This is a much smaller growing variety than the species reaching around 7m height with slightly narrower culms, it is also seen as being a more cold hardy plant than the species.
It seems to form a tighter clump than the species making it more suited to smaller gardens
Bambusa Chungii grows best in a sunny position and copes well with heat, frosts can be an issue especially with new growth.
Emperor’s Blue Bamboo ( Bambusa Chungii ) is available from the following suppliers
Bamboo enthusiasts for Over 25 years. Specializing in Non invasive Clumping Bamboos suitable for the Melbourne environment. Bamboos for Screening or Ornamental purposes, Hobbyist construction or Garden Collector.
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