Bambusa textilis var. gracilis
Common Names: Gracilis, Slender Weavers
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.