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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Chusquea are evergreen clump-forming bamboos with smooth, glossy, solid canes with 3 main branches at each node, these branching-freely and bearing copious small, dark green leaves
C. culeou is a large evergreen bamboo forming broad, dense clumps of solid, olive-green stems, 2.5-3.5m high or more, well-furnished with short spreading sprays of narrowly lance-shaped, mid-green leaves up to 6cm in length
Chile & Argentina
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in fertile, humus-rich, leafy, moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade, sheltered from cold, dry winds.
Propagate by seed, division or by removing sections of rhizomes with a stem and root, in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Hedging & Screens
Pruning Remove weak, dead, damaged or spindly stems in spring and to show off stems to best effect. Cut out any flowering shoots promptly to discourage more from forming - see bamboo cultivation
Pests Slugs may damage new shoots
Generally disease free
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