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Bamboo

Whilst bamboo can be seen as the backbone of an exotic garden, it can also be used elsewhere for a fast-growing hedge or groundcover. In Holland the largest bamboos can become 8 to 10 metres tall and between 4 to 6 centimeters thick - see our 'news page' for the latest records - whereas the smallest only grows to 20 cm. Most species only become a few metres tall. There are edible bamboos and ones which produce good wood, green and variegated ones, but also black, green or yellow plants. There are those with rapidly spreading roots which have to be kept in check; others (like Chusquea and Fargesia) stay more or less in one place. The minimum temperatures indicated here indicate the lowest temperature at which the bamboo still remains more or less evergreen. Usually the bamboos are not killed by lower temperatures; they will regrow in spring! Our plants are home-grown, and NOT PROPAGATED IN A LABORATORY (not propagated through tissue-culture).

Musa sikkimensis Red Tiger

banana

Deciduous
Musa sikkimensis Red Tiger
  • Tub plant
  • Solitary
  • Mediterranean
  • Hardy to -15 °C
Mountain banana from N.E. India. Leaves with red blotches, central vein at first dark red at the back aging to green. Recent introduction, tough enough for the garden with heavy winter protection; sikkimensis leaves are tougher than Musa basjoo. Fruit edible, with seeds
Max 6m
Clumping
Sizes and prices  9cm pot €8,50 11 cm pot €12,50, 2Liter=€15, 3L=€22,50, 5L=€27,50, 10L=€30, 12L=€35, 25L=€57,50 Full price list

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