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Products > Bambusa textilis
Bambusa textilis - Weaver's Bamboo
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Bamboo
Family: Poaceae (Gramineae) (Grasses)
Origin: China (Asia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: NA
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Height: 25-40 feet
Width: Clumping
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
Bambusa textilis (Weaver's Bamboo) - An extremely attractive clumping bamboo that arches gracefully at the tops of its 2 inches wide and 30-40 feet tall culms. The thin-walled culms, without branches on the lower half, provide for long straight culms of medium-wall thickness that are used for weaving and furniture. Culm growth occurs in summer with new culms having a light bluish cast before maturing to a pale green.

Plant in full sun and irrigate regularly to occasionally. It is evergreen to 13 F and thought to be root hardy below 0 F. A great bamboo that is smaller and more decorative than the larger Bambusa oldhamii. This is an excellent bamboo for use in a specimen planting or planted as a tall hedge.

Bambusa textilis is native to the Guangxi & Guangdong Provinces in South-east China. The name for the genus comes from the Dutch word 'bamboes' or 'bamboo' that was a modification of Malay word 'bambu' and the specific epithet is the Latin word meaning "intertwined" in reference to its use for weaving or thatching. The plant pictured on our website is in the bamboo garden of Paul and Denise Stefanson in La Mesa, CA courtesy of Ralph Evans of Botanical Partners. 

This information about Bambusa textilis displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.