This perennial bamboo has dense clumps of smooth, olive-green, hollow, glossy culms, stained purple at the nodes, and linear, blue-green leaves to 6 inches long.
CareGrow in humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in sun or dappled shade. Where hardy, grow as specimen plants in a woodland or wild garden, or in containers.
PropagationDivide in early spring.
- Genus : Himalayacalamus
- Zones : 10, 11
- Plant Height : 15 to 30 feet
- Plant Width : 6 to 10 feet
- Uses : Containers
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Plant Type : Perennials
- Characteristics : Showy Foliage
Plant Characteristics are only available to Fine Gardening members
Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to our complete plant guide as well as our entire collection of articles and videos.