Gracilis, Slender Weavers
Bambusa textilis var. gracilis
- Privacy Screening
- Ornamental / Feature
Outstanding Features of Gracilis Bamboo
Gracilis Bamboo, or 'slender weavers', has slender erect green culms that when exposed at base will reveal long green internodes that turn yellow when in contact with the sun. Gracilis bamboo is our most popular variety and for good reason. The growth rate of Gracilis bamboo is rapid and can handle almost any growing conditions and soil types and still look spectacular. Gracilis, or Slender Weaver has dense evergreen foliage that can be left low to the ground or pruned away to show of its many culms. Gracilis is a non-invasive tight clumping bamboo plant that can easily grow in a narrow boxed garden bed.
Used mainly as a privacy screen or garden feature plant in suburban yards, Gracilis can also be used as a noise, dust or spray barrier. Gracilis bamboo has a thick mass of dark evergreen leaves that start low on the culm and continue to the top creating a dense screen with an elegant slightly arching form. Its rapid growth makes it popular as a domestic privacy screen planted along a fence line.
The fresh new shoots are edible. Culms can be split in long lengths, are strong and thin walled making them ideal for use in handcrafts such as basket weaving, furniture making, and musical instruments to name a few, however, most of our clients use it as a privacy screen or to green up their garden.