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Beautiful green-blue leaves & bright yellow & green striped canes of Chilean bamboo Chusquea gigantea | Heartwood Seeds UK
Chusquea gigantea Striped Bamboo seeds
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Chusquea gigantea | Striped Bamboo | 5 - 25 Fresh Seeds | £3.49 - £13.99

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Chusquea gigantea- Striped Chile Bamboo


We're very excited to offer the seeds of an extremely rare, clumping, giant bamboo, Chusquea gigantea. Full instructions for germination printed on packs.

A native species of Chile, it is a spectacularly beautiful evergreen and clump-forming bamboo, reaching an eventual height of around 15 m, although staying slightly smaller within the UK and temperate Europe.

Linear, blue-green leaves are 12 cm long and sit atop attractive, bright yellow-green, glossy culms, which have a mid-green band around the pronounced nodes — giving the canes a striped appearance.

Once established, clumps can survive temperatures of -5ºC (23ºF) and often lower, but the key is to keep the soil on the dry side during any frost. Protect any bamboos under the age of 2-3 years old from any frost using sheeting or a horticultural fleece.

This species is also cultivated and harvested for its eye-catching canes, which are used in the manufacture of furniture, flooring and building aesthetics.


Please note: full germination instructions are printed on each pack


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Genus: Chusquea


Species: gigantea


English name: Striped Chile Bamboo


Plant type: Clump-forming bamboo (non-invasive)


Eventual height: Up to 15 m within UK and temperate Europe


Season of Interest: All seasons


Hardiness: Hardy to -5ºC (34ºF): keep soil on drier side during frost


Shelter: from very cold winds


Sun Exposure: Eventually full sun to partial-shade -but keep plants under 1 year old out of direct sunlight


Soil: Moist, fertile and well-drained; water well in hotter months


Propagation methods: Seeds, or division of clumps



Please note: This species is not permitted entry into the United States or South Korea


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