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Himalayacalamus hookerianus 'Himalaya Blue' (Blue bamboo)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
6m
Max height
3m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Himalayacalamus hookerianus 'Himalaya Blue'

Other names

Blue bamboo

Genus

Himalayacalamus Himalayacalamus

Variety or Cultivar

'Himalaya Blue' _ 'Himalaya Blue' is a hardy, rare blue-stemmed bamboo with purple clums aging to gold with mid-green leaves.


Himalayacalamus hookerianus 'Himalaya Blue' is: Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Upright

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Remove dead or damaged stems and thin out to show off stems to best effect.

Propagation methods

Root cuttings, Division


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Where to grow

Himalayacalamus hookerianus 'Himalaya Blue' (Blue bamboo) will reach a height of 6m and a spread of 3m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Hedging/Screens, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Not invasive. Plant in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in part shade away from drying winds. Although hardy, may need protection during the first winter.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Himalayacalamus hookerianus 'Himalaya Blue'

Other names

Blue bamboo

Genus

Himalayacalamus Himalayacalamus

Variety or Cultivar

'Himalaya Blue' _ 'Himalaya Blue' is a hardy, rare blue-stemmed bamboo with purple clums aging to gold with mid-green leaves.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Arching, Upright


Colour

Foliage

Green in All seasons

General care

Pruning

Remove dead or damaged stems and thin out to show off stems to best effect.

Propagation methods

Root cuttings, Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Himalayacalamus hookerianus 'Himalaya Blue' (Blue bamboo) will reach a height of 6m and a spread of 3m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Hedging/Screens, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Not invasive. Plant in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in part shade away from drying winds. Although hardy, may need protection during the first winter.

Soil type

Loamy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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