Chusquea culeou

 

Chusquea culeou

Very distinctive foliage, sometimes likened to a fox tail.

 Forms a dense, upright clump with a  mature height of about 12ft.(4m) 

A native of temperate mountainous regions and may resent extremes of temperature. Has tolerated -18C. 

An instantly recognisable and striking specimen plant which also has potential for screening. However, it does not adapt well to being container grown, even under nursery conditions. 

A superb bamboo for all but the smallest gardens. RHS. Award.

Suitable for sun or light shade but possibly benefits from light shade.

First introduced from Chile in 1890 where it has evolved into various geographical forms. Stocks available in the UK are probably best regarded as a mixture of un-named clones with slightly differing characteristics.

 

 

 

 

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