Also known as:
- Borinda boliana
- Himalayan Blue Mountain Bamboo
sun, mostly sun
heat tolerant, humidity tolerant, verticillium wilt resistant
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Description by: Xera Plants
ServicesRetail Nursery Wholesale Nursery
A CLUMPING Bamboo of great grace and beauty. Fine fextured grass green leaves point down in graceful sprays. Tall and willowy to 20' tall but forming a clump only 5' wide (in about 8 years). New culms emerge PALE BLUE before aging to a chalky burgundy. Canes never exceed 1/2" wide. For part shade in rich soil with regular water in summer. Avoid boggy situation or exposure to strong winds. Ultimate courtyard or container Bamboo.
Description by: Garden World
One of the largest and fastest growing clumping bamboo. Feathery green leaves and graceful arching canes that are pale blue in color. Makes for an excellent hedge or screen. Growth Rate fast
Description by: Plant Delights Nursery, Inc
Raleigh, North Carolina
ServicesMail Order Nursery
(syn: Yushania boliana) We have longed for hardy clumping bamboo of Sasquatch proportions, and thanks to Jackie Heinricher at Boo-Shoot Gardens, we have it. Our 3-year-old clumps of the deer-resistant Borinda boliana have already reached 10' tall, with 0.5-1" diameter arching blue-green culms. Mature plants should top out at 50' tall, so don't plant these under power lines or airline flight paths. Our plants were killed to the ground at 9 degrees F, despite prior information to the contrary. Conversely, they have thrived through 3 consecutive weeks of above 100 degrees F heat and humidity in full sun. We are ecstatic about this new bamboo...blue marlin-sized fishing poles, biomass fuel potential, and a quick way to hide your untidy neighbors!