Borinda yunnan 4

Borinda yunnan 4

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Borinda yunnan 4 (lushiensis)

What you get

You will receive a 10ltr pot and the bamboo will stand around 6ft with 4-5 culms.


Borinda Yunnan 4 will stop you in your tracks! It is a tall, clumping Bamboo with the most beautifully vibrant blue culms and lush green leaves. A tall upright Borinda, possibly the tallest of the genus - reaching 25ft. (We know of one that was planted 2 years ago in Somerset and is already over 20ft). 

Planting and Care

Yunnan 4 prefers semi shade and a sheltered position out of cold winds. Plant with the addition of organic matter and water in well. Do not let the Bamboo dry out over the first six months, after this time if it is in the ground it should look after itself. The best food a bamboo can have is its own dead leaves and culm sheaths, so leave these to mulch the base of the plant. Place somewhere visible as this will be one of the most beautiful Bamboos in your garden.


Any reasonable soil will do, add organic matter to help establish the plant.

Container Growing

As Yunnan 4 is a clumping Bamboo it is suited to growing in a container. Use a good loam based compost and a heavy pot as it will get tall. Never let it dry out and feed regularly.

Height and spread

This is a tall Bamboo, reaching up to 25ft - and quickly! Spread 1.5-2m in ten years.


Like most Bamboo it is evergreen. They tend to look best in winter when other things have lost their leaves.


Not the hardiest of Bamboo, but it should take down to-10. In a really cold winter it may be taken to the ground, however given time it will usually recover.