Candy Cane Bamboo
Himalayacalamus falconeri 'Damarapa'
Candy Cane Bamboo foliage
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Height: 20 feet
Spread: 4 feet
Hardiness Zone: 8b
Other Names: Damarapa Bamboo
A striking ornamental bamboo; culms display vivid random stripes of green, yellow, pink, orange, and red to lavender tones; colors are best when grown in indirect sunlight; protect from hot afternoon sun; one of the most beautiful clumping bamboos
Candy Cane Bamboo's attractive pointy compound leaves remain green in colour throughout the year. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Candy Cane Bamboo is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with an indistinguished habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Candy Cane Bamboo is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Candy Cane Bamboo will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 15 years.
This plant does best in partial shade to shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
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