Also called, Himalayan Weeping Bamboo
From: The Himalayas
Blue bamboo gets to about 3.5 m. (12′) high, with long, narrow leaves on arching culms. Current years culms are covered with a bluish bloom. Can take temperatures down to -29 °C!
A non-invasive bamboo that makes a wonderful garden feature or privacy screen.
Used for basketery in Nepal.
Blue Bamboo is a forest understory plant so don’t plant it in constant full sun. It prefers light shade for most of the day. Trim top once a year in winter and sides as required.
Growing indoors or under cover, mist leaves with water once a week. Sometimes, say monthly add seaweed tonic.
Bamboo flowers rarely, around once in 100 years. After flowering it sets seed then dies.
Blue Bamboo flowered in 1998 / 89.
How fast will it grow?
Of course, growth rate depends a lot on climate, food and water. Blue shoots throughout summer months.
Small plants are slow to get going, so starting off with a bigger plant will get you there much faster.
So what’s it cost?
|Name||Botanical Name||Size||Availability||Image (if we have one)||Retail Price|
|Blue Bamboo||Drepanostachyum falcatum||255mm pot; 0.5m tall||available||$85|
|Blue Bamboo||Drepanostachyum falcatum||300mm pot; 1m tall||available||$165|
|Blue Bamboo||Drepanostachyum falcatum||400mm pot; 2m tall||available||$310|