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Phyllostachys humilis (Phyllostachys humilis)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
4m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Phyllostachys humilis

Other names

Phyllostachys humilis

Genus

Phyllostachys Phyllostachys

Species

P. humilis - P. humilis is a vigorous, spreading, evergreen bamboo with erect culms that emerge reddish-brown, turning bright green, then flushed orange with maturity, and lance-shaped, olive-green leaves.


Phyllostachys humilis is: Evergreen

Habit

Spreading, Upright

Foliage

Olive green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Young shoots may be damaged by slugs and snails.

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

General care

Pruning

Cut down spent, dead or damaged stems and thin where required. Use a root barrier to restrict spread.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings, Suckers


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Where to grow

Phyllostachys humilis (Phyllostachys humilis) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Containers, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or part shade. Protect from cold drying winds. Can be invasive, especially in warm climates. Tolerates wet conditions. Young, edible shoots can be harvested in spring.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Phyllostachys humilis

Other names

Phyllostachys humilis

Genus

Phyllostachys Phyllostachys

Species

P. humilis - P. humilis is a vigorous, spreading, evergreen bamboo with erect culms that emerge reddish-brown, turning bright green, then flushed orange with maturity, and lance-shaped, olive-green leaves.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Spreading, Upright


Colour

Foliage

Olive green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Young shoots may be damaged by slugs and snails.

Specific pests

Slugs , Snails

General care

Pruning

Cut down spent, dead or damaged stems and thin where required. Use a root barrier to restrict spread.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings, Suckers


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Phyllostachys humilis (Phyllostachys humilis) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Containers, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Sub-Tropical

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or part shade. Protect from cold drying winds. Can be invasive, especially in warm climates. Tolerates wet conditions. Young, edible shoots can be harvested in spring.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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