Hibanobambusa tranquillans shiroshima

Hibanobambusa tranquillans shiroshima

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Name

Hibanobambusa tranquillans Shiroshima.

About

Hibanobambusa tranquillans Shiroshima is one of the best variegated bamboos with leaves that are large and pointed and brightly variegated green and cream. Best in full sun or half shade. Height 3.5m with dense culms that are pale green. It can run i have had one in my garden for over 12 years its 1.5m wide. 

.What you will recieve

The bamboo will arrive in a 7.5ltr pot and stand 2-3ft tall with 5-6 culms.

Planting and Care

Plant with the addition of some organic matter and water in well do not let the plant dry out in the first six months its in the ground after this it should look after its self. The best food a bamboo can have is its own dead leaves and culm sheaths so leave them to mulch the base of the plant.

Planting position

Shiroshima is best grown in semi shade and a sheltered position out of cold winds if growing in a sunny site try and give it afternoon shade.

Soil

Any reasonable soil is ok add organic matter to help the bamboo establish.

Container growing

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Height and Spead

This Bamboo can reach 10ft/4m in height it is clump forming and should spread about 1-3m in ten years.