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Gracilis Slender Weaver (Bambusa textilis var gracilis)

Original price $62.00 - Original price $240.00
Original price $62.00
$68.00 - $240.00
Current price $68.00
Size pot: 200mm pot (1m+ tall now)
Mature height: Grows 5-8m

Australia's #1 Top Seller for gardens!

Introducing the Gracilis (pronounced Gra-sil-us) Slender Weaver Bamboo - our best seller and the bamboo that you see when you open a magazine.

Standing tall and slender, the Gracilis Slender Weaver Bamboo boasts an exquisite form that adds a touch of sophistication to any landscape. Its elegant, arching canes create a mesmerizing visual display that sway gently with the breeze, infusing a sense of movement and life into your garden, patio, or terrace.

Gracilis bamboo variety offers exceptional functionality. The Gracilis Slender Weaver Bamboo serves as an effective natural privacy screen, creating a serene oasis shielded from prying eyes. Whether you're seeking a secluded retreat or a serene backdrop for outdoor gatherings, this bamboo's dense foliage provides a lush green partition that enhances your living space's intimacy.

Furthermore, the Gracilis Slender Weaver Bamboo requires minimal maintenance, making it an ideal choice for both seasoned gardeners and those new to cultivating plants. Its hardy nature and low water requirements make it suitable for a variety of climates, while its non-invasive root system ensures that it won't overtake your garden.

Transform your outdoor area into a sanctuary of beauty and tranquility with the Gracilis Slender Weaver Bamboo. Embrace the graceful allure of nature as it weaves its way into your surroundings, creating an atmosphere of serenity and charm. Elevate your outdoor experience with this stunning bamboo variety that harmonizes aesthetics and practicality in perfect balance.

Common name: Gracilis (pronounced Gra-sil-us)
Latin Name: Bambusa textilis var gracilis

Plant Details

Landscape uses: Hedge, 1-storey screen, 2-story screen, multi-story screen, feature plant

Unique plant features: Green straight poles that turn golden as they are older, upright poles, #1 best seller for screening, hardy

Good for pots and troughs?: Yes

Position loves: Full sun to part shade

Hardy to: -12°C, drought tolerant once established

Gracilis can be easily pruned to any height from 1m up to its mature height. Culms are useful for craft and weaving. Requires over half a metre for a garden bed.

Spacing Guide

Recommended planting for Gracilis is 75cm-1.2m distance between plants.

For colour bond fences, we recommend one plant in front of the post, and then one plant between each post (or two between each post if you're not patient and want quick screening).

Size Guide

Mature height: Gracilis grows 6-8m in tropical climates, and 5-6m in southern climates (South of Sydney).

Hedging: Gracilis can be hedged from 1m tall to keep it pruned to your prefered height. Can also be 'under=pruned' to make the culms/poles stand out more.

Typical pole diameter: 3-5cm.

Bamboo Plant Shape: Upright & straight making it great for walkways and skinny garden beds (as little as 20cm wide).

Planting Guide

Welcome to the world of cultivating the Gracilis Slender Weaver Bamboo! This planting guide is your essential companion to ensure the successful growth and flourishing beauty of this remarkable bamboo variety in your outdoor space.

1. Location Selection:
Choose a location that receives partial to full sunlight, providing the Gracilis Slender Weaver Bamboo with the light it needs to thrive. While it can tolerate a range of soil types, well-draining soil is preferred to prevent waterlogging.

2. Prepare the Soil:
If you are worried about the nutrients in your soil you can mix organic compost or well-rotted manure into the soil before planting. This enriches the soil with nutrients and improves its drainage properties.

3. Planting Depth:
Dig a hole the same size as the pot. Place the bamboo's root ball in the hole at the same level it was planted in its original container. Gently backfill the hole with soil, ensuring that the bamboo remains upright.

4. Water:
Water the bamboo thoroughly after planting to settle the soil and eliminate air pockets around the roots. Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the establishment period. As the bamboo matures, it will become more drought-tolerant.

5. Mulch:
Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the bamboo. This helps retain moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weed growth.

6. Maintain:
While the Gracilis Slender Weaver Bamboo is known for its slender form, occasional pruning can help maintain its shape and remove any dead or damaged canes. Prune during the late winter or early spring before new growth emerges.

7. Fertilise:
Feed your bamboo with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring. This provides the necessary nutrients for healthy growth.

NOTE - Consider a Root Barrier:
If you're concerned about your bamboo moving too close to a joint fence line, or for narrow spaces, installing a root barrier is a good solution. Insert a sturdy landscape root barrier along the side of the hole facing the fence (see our separate article or contact us for more information). This barrier will help guide the bamboo's roots lineal to form your hedge and prevent any potential interaction with the neighbours fence.

Happy gardening!


Options for delivery:

200mm pots - by courier box (1m tall box) - order through the website. For larger orders we hand deliver from Brisbane - Sydney each month.

300mm pots & 45L bags - Van drop or by pallet for larger orders. Please contact us with your address for a no-obligations shipping quote.

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