Slender Weaver's Bamboo, Graceful Bamboo
Bambusa textilis 'Gracilis'

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Bambusa (bam-BOO-suh) (Info)
Species: textilis (teks-TIL-iss) (Info)
Cultivar: Gracilis

Category:

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

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

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

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

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Encinitas, California

Boca Raton, Florida (2 reports)

Bradenton, Florida

Edgewater, Florida

Englewood, Florida

Loxahatchee, Florida

Milton, Florida

Navarre, Florida

Palm City, Florida

Pinellas Park, Florida

Yulee, Florida

Wailuku, Hawaii

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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

This is a very nice, hardy clumping bamboo in 9a (Houston). I have to clumps that went through two, back to back, oddly cold winters. We were down to 20s a few hours for several days. My b oldhamii lost all leaves on all clums and a number of large clumps died to the ground. b. textilis gracilis did not even lose leaves much less clums. I never see b. texilis or texilis gracilis in Houston gardens and that is a shame. We need to look past the oldhamii!