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Phyllostachys viridi-glaucescens (Ornamental Bamboo)

Type Grass, Hedging & Screening, Evergreen
Form Spiky Foliage / Spiky Upright Form, Architectural Form
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Phyllostachys viridi-glaucescens:

  • Ornamental winter bark / tracery
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for hedging or topiary

Weaknesses of Phyllostachys viridi-glaucescens

  • Invasive/spreading root growth
  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Phyllostachys viridi-glaucescens:

  • Evergreen plant suitable for trimming to shape or topiary
  • Ornamental grass for summer long foliage interest

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