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Products > Plants - Browse By Plant Category > Bamboo > Chusquea mimosa 'Australis'
 
Chusquea mimosa 'Australis'

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bamboo
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae) (Grasses)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: NA
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 10-16 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Chusquea mimosa 'Australis' - Clumping bamboo with widely-arching canes holding delicate branches and leaves that combined create a lacey fountain shape to as much as 15 feet tall with 1 inch wide culms (in habitat) but likely smaller here. The newly emerging shoots arise in spring and are nearly black but age to a reddish brown until the sheaths fall to reveal the smooth light green culms. Plant in half day sun or coastal full sun and irrigate regularly to occasionally. It should prove cold hardy to around 20 degrees F. This is a fairly newly described species (1992) that has only been recently introduced from southern Brazil. We first purchased this plant from Suncrest Nurseries in Watsonville.  This description is based on research and observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We also try to incorporate comments received from others and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Chusquea mimosa 'Australis'.