Malay Dwarf Green (Bambusa heterostachya)
This attractive erect green ornamental makes a nice smaller statement in the garden or creates a great controllable hedge. Will grow taller than its specified height with no lower leaves when grown in a canopy.
Also commonly known as Gigantochloa sp var Malay Dwarf or Bambusa heterostachya.
- Grows average 4-6m - with a 1-2 metre footprint.
- Decorative green leafy plant with minimal leaf drop.
- Good in cooler climates.
Dwarf Malay Bamboo: The Perfect Hedge
Whether you seek relief from a nosy neighbour or strong winds, or you just want some hardy, evergreen decorative greenery in the back yard, Dwarf Malay Bamboo is the ideal choice of plant. This ancient grass has been cultivated for thousands of years for its decorative and practical properties, and it is still a popular choice today.
We stock the Green and Variegated varieties of Dwarf Malay Bamboo, each with its own practical and decorative properties, and both perfectly suited to the Australian climate. Here are some benefits of planting Dwarf Malay Bamboo at your home:
- Both species of Dwarf Malay Bamboo work well as either attractive decorative plants or hedges. The rarer Green variety does not carry lower leaves when grown in a canopy.
- Both species are sturdy and resistant to drier and colder conditions, making them the ideal low maintenance choice decorative or hedge plant.
- Both varieties will grow to between four to six metres high, with minimal leaf drop, meaning less mess to clean up.
Choosing the Perfect Dwarf Malay Bamboo for You
While similar, each variety of Dwarf Malay Bamboo has specific features that should be considered before deciding which one to plant. Both types are sturdy and require little in the way of maintenance, yet there are important differences between the two:
- The Variegated Dwarf Malay Bamboo is ideal for hedging as they provide more even and dense foliage from the ground up. The Green variety does not have lower leaves when grown in a canopy.
- The Green variety is best suited to wider spaces, while the Variegated variety can be clipped to fit in smaller areas, as small as 50cm.
- Both varieties act as excellent barriers to prevent soil erosion, but the Green variety, with its wider base would be the ideal candidate if soil erosion is an issue.
Dwarf Malay Bamboo, regardless of the specific species you choose, will make for an excellent addition to your garden, providing both aesthetic appeal and practicality.