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Bambusa multiplex Alphonse Karr

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Bambusa multiplex Alphonse Karr Hedge Bamboo,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Palms, Ferns & Tropical Clumping, Upright

A great screening plant or small sized hedge. It has a pinkish colour on the new shoots which is very attractive. Alphonse Karr is a fantastic shading bamboo for any garden. Grows to approx 4m tall and maximum culm width is 3cm. Cold tolerant to -12C.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Mealy Bugs, Sooty Mould

Cultural Notes: Easy to grow bamboo. Very tough and responds well to pruning. Cut back hard to give a good clean up. Feed with a nitrogen based fertiliser or blood and bone every 6 months or so. Keep an eye out for mealy bug infestations, especially in the Northern states of Australia. Sooty mould may also be a problem in humid, coastal areas.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods

Family Name: Origin:
Poaceae Asia

Foliage Colour: Green, Pink
Flower Colour: Insignificant
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: N/A
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: High
Wind: High