Hibanobambusa tranquillans ‘Shiroshima’

Hibanobambusa tranquillans ‘Shiroshima’

Shiroshima Bamboo

£79.99

Pot Size:

10Ltr

|

15 In stock

SKU: 98161171

Description

Family Poaceae
Originating from Japan.

  • One of the best of any variegated foliage plants.
  • Large evergreen foliage is borne on slender stems only 2.5m tall.
  • Easy to grow, forming a slowly spreading clump.

One of the finest of all variegated plants, its outrageously flamboyant foliage evokes the tropics, especially when growing vigorously in summer, when the foliage and stems have purple flushes to their already stunning markings. Each broad leaf has stripes of the palest cream along their length, arranged randomly, with some leaves being almost entirely cream and others with just a few stripes.

An adaptable and reliable grower, this variety can be used as a ground cover in jungle gardens. Growing it in soil cultivated with generous amounts of horse manure in a shady position, and keeping the culms trimmed to a low level, reduces the vigor of its spreading habit and encourages it to grow even larger leaves. Old culms can be removed completely as the new shoots emerge, ensuring a display of pristine foliage for the season. Alternatively, it can be grown as a natural clump and allowed to reach its full height. In full sun, it grows faster and is more likely to develop its pink/carmine leaf and stem hues.

Moderately spreading, it is easy to grow in full sun or part shade and in pots. Height and spread after 5-10 years 2.5m x 4m.

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Urban Jungle Suffolk

London Road, Weston,
Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 8TT
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Nursery 10am to 5pm. March-October
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Urban Jungle Norfolk

Ringland Lane, Old Costessey,
Norwich, Norfolk NR8 5BG
Opening hours
Nursery 10am to 5pm. March-October
10am to 4pm or dusk if earlier. November-February
Café 10am to 4pm. March-October
10am to 3pm. November-February
Garden Centre Telephone: 01603 744997
Cafe Telephone: 01603 857196
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