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PlantFiles: 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

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Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

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

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive bohnnco 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!


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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