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Pleioblastus pumilis

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Pleioblastus pumilis Nihi Green Bamboo,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Palms, Ferns & Tropical Dense, Spreading, Upright, Upright Narrow

Nihi Green Pleioblastus pumilus is the tallest of the ground covers with lush green foliage, and can give you a great short privacy screen up to 1.2metres in height. It will flush back denser and fresher when trimmed down regularly as recommended. Nihi is very popular choice to plant in narrow troughs for balcony privacy when not much height is needed but you want a dense, lush effect. Uses: Bamboo Ground Covers are perfect for filling banks, borders, rock walls, raised garden beds, pots and troughs. They are the ideal plant for filling bare spaces, rocky hills, roundabouts and other public areas where a short, tough, drought tolerant, easy to grow plant is needed.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 60cm-1m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Groundcover, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Tropical Garden, Wind Break, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Poaceae Asia

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

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