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PlantFiles: Weaver's Bamboo
Bambusa textilis

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Bambusa (bam-BOO-suh) (Info)
Species: textilis (teks-TIL-iss) (Info)
Additional cultivar information: (aka Purpurascens)

Synonym:Bambusa textilis var. textilis
Synonym:Bambusa textilis f. purpurascens

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Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

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Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

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4 positives
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive rosebud4752270 On Mar 5, 2015, rosebud4752270 from Port Saint Lucie, FL wrote:

We have a bamboo garden, and this is a lovely gentle small culm bamboo, easy to maintain, does grow tall, but behaves and looks beautiful.

Positive saltcedar On Sep 2, 2011, saltcedar from Austin, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Withstood 2 Winters in a row in the mid to low teens and froze
back about halfway to the ground. Recovering now in a multi-year
drought with 100+ temps. Tough!

Positive bohnnco On May 28, 2011, bohnnco from Houston, TX wrote:

A nice consideration for 9a (Houston) if you are tired of seeing your b. oldhamii suffer through our recent winters. They will come back but it feel like torture.

Caldwell's Nursery has a number of 10 plus year old clumps of b textilis that are amazing. I just bought six and trading out my oldhamii for something a bit more reliable for Houston. If it is anything like b. textilis gracilis it can easily handle high 20s without dropping many leaves.

The new clums have an almost blue color, similar to but far less intense than bambusa chungii. It also has a nice, clean clum with leaves on mature clums faily high up...

Positive palmbob On Jan 6, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Easy, attractive and relatively common bamboo species to cultivate. It has 1" relatively thin walled culms up to 40' that arch nicely. It is relatively slow growing so usually not a serious invasion problem (not a runner, either). It has been used to weaving (the culms are thin-walled enough that they can be split and woven), but most collect it for its landscape appeal.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Anniston, Alabama
Garden Grove, California
National City, California
Thousand Oaks, California
Topanga, California
Brandon, Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Austin, Texas (2 reports)
Gonzales, Texas

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