Bambusa textilis var. gracilis
Common Name: Gracilis, Slender Weavers Bamboo
- Culm Size: 2.50 cm
- Minimum Temperature: -12 °C
Screen, hedge, ornamental, dust or spray barrier
Slender erect green culms that when exposed at base will reveal long green internodes that turn yellow when in contact with the sun. Gracilis is our most popular variety and for good reason. Its growth rate is rapid and can handle almost any growing conditions and soil types and still look spectacular. Slender Weaver has dense evergreen foliage that can be left low to the ground or pruned away to show of its many culms. Gracilis is a non-invasive tight clumper that can easily grow in a narrow boxed garden bed.
Used mainly as a privacy screen or garden feature plant in suburban yards, but can also be used as a noise, dust or spray barrier. Gracilis has a thick mass of dark evergreen leaves that start low on the culm and continue to the top creating a dense screen with an elegant slightly arching form. Its rapid growth makes it popular as a domestic privacy screen planted along a fence line.
The fresh new shoots are edible. Culms can be split in long lengths, are strong and thin walled making them ideal for use in handcrafts such as basket weaving, furniture making, and musical instruments to name a few.