Chusquea gigantea

(2 customer reviews)


Chusquea gigantea is an amazing tall growing bamboo from Chile with highly ornamental culms (canes) and masses of narrow willow like leaves. A true giant capable of reaching 10 metres tall even in U.K gardens this much loved bamboo flowered a few years ago and like many bamboos all the mature specimens tragicaly died subsequently leaving us bamboo enthusiasts hastily collecting seed. The good news is we now have a whole new generation of this amazing bamboo ready to grow and develop into the specimens previously enjoyed by us.

Chusquea gigantea is a clump forming bamboo albeit a very large clump former and as such is best planted as a stand alone specimen as a feature in a lawn or large planting. The culms are solid, robust and appear horizontally striped in shades of green, looking especially beautiful when the lower branches are removed. Best planted in fertile soil free draining in winter soils, I like to add an annual mulch of well rotted farmyard manure around the base of the plant each autumn followed by a generous helping of pelleted poultry manure each spring.

We have decided to offer 3/4 year old home grown freshly lifted root ball plants this autumn as we have found Chusquea can be replanted easily and respond well to this technique. As a buyer you will be getting a much more substantial plant too.

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Please note all images are for illustrative purposes only, depending on the season or time of year the plant you receive may be different than pictured.

2 reviews for Chusquea gigantea

  1. Richard Roll (verified owner)

    Nice healthy plants, well packaged, speedy delivery. Thank you, I look forward to buying more plants from you in the future. Kind regards Richard

  2. bbyersuk (verified owner)

    Every plant I have bought from this nursery has been top quality, always well packaged and delivered on time. This particular specimen is healthy and more than I expected, really robust looking and I know it will be an excellent addition to the garden. Thank you Big Plant, you never fail to deliver on quality or price. P.s. the wife has thank you for the sweets.

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