‘Gracilis Bamboo’ or ‘Slender Weavers Bamboo’
Bambusa textilis ‘Gracilis’ commonly called Gracilis Bamboo, Graceful Bamboo or Slender Weavers Bamboo is a versatile bamboo suitable for colder climates.
It gets the common name of Slender Weavers Bamboo’s from the culms or stalks which are tall, narrow and straight and also pliable so traditionally seen as excellent for weaving baskets etc. And ‘Graceful’ because of the very attractive growth habit.
Why is Bambusa textilis ‘Gracilis’ or Slender Weavers Bamboo so popular ?
It is versatile, Gracilis Bamboo does well in both cold winters and hot summers so it grows well from Melbourne to Cairns. It is compact, it will reach a good height without spreading to far. Excellent for confined spaces between a fence and building without taking up the whole area. And it is fast growing, really an instant screen.
This is also a clumping bamboo variety so the root system is not seen as invasive.
Originally from China this is a great ornamental bamboo, graceful strong and attractive clumping bamboo.
Bambusa textilis ‘Gracilis’ will grow to 6 – 7m, nice arching foliage at the top is a feature. The foliage is dense enough to provide a nice screen with a culm diameter of around 4cm. An nice upright habit and a compact grower allows this to form a dense screen. An excellent choice for those with limited space such as a courtyard or narrow planing area.
An excellent low care bamboo well suited to growing in a pot or containers as a feature plant in a Japanese or Balinese style garden where the tall slender culms and soft fine foliage provide a peaceful backdrop.
Gracilis Bamboo can be used as an ornamental plant in a clump or as a screen or hedge for privacy.
Summary Information for Bambusa textilis gracilis
- Botanical Name : Bambusa textilis ‘Gracilis’
- Common Names : Slender Weavers Bamboo, Graceful Bamboo, or Gracilis Bamboo.
- Height – Around 6 – 7 metres depending on conditions. It can reach over 9 metres in good soil, a warm climate and with moist conditions.
- Spread – This is a clumping bamboo
- Growth Rate – Regarded as having a fast growth rate.
- Pruning – Old or unwanted culms can be pruned with loppers or saw.
Links to Bambusa textilis ‘Gracilis’ or Gracilis Bamboo suppliers in Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Darwin.
Gracilis Bamboo or ‘Slender Weavers Bamboo’ is for sale from the following 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
Growers of quality bamboo plants for over 35 years, including a large range of non-invasive clumping bamboos - suitable for screening, ornamental features or pot culture. Great plants - Great value.