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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
Arundinaria ragamowskii Sasa tessellata
Indocalamus are fairly small evergreen bamboos, initially clump-forming then becoming spreading with vigorous rhizomes; slender canes, usually with one branch at each node, bear thick glossy dark green leaves
I. tessellatus forms dense thickets of slender, bright green canes up to 2m tall. Glossy green leaves, up to 60cm long and 5-10cm wide, are the largest of all hardy bamboos and cause the canes to bend over under the weight of the foliage. Usually clump forming in habit, it may become spreading in favourable conditions and need containing
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
wider than 8 metres
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil, ideally in light dappled shade but tolerant of sun if the soil is moist. In containers, use a loam-based compost (JI No3) and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly during the growing season
Propagate by division in early spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Hedging & Screens
Architectural Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Thin clumps by removing the oldest canes in spring as the young ones emerge
Pests Occasionally affected by aphids
Generally disease free
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