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Multiplex Bamboo

Cold Hardy Screen with a Tropical Feel

Size: 3-4 ft.

Ships: April 5th, 2016
List: $119.90
Sale: $59.95
You Save: $59.95 (50%)
Size: 3 Gallon

Ships: April 5th, 2016
List: $99.90
Sale: $49.95
You Save: $49.95 (50%)

Experts Recommend

Planting Mix
Multiplex Bamboo Planting Mix

Helps your Multiplex Bamboo get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
Sale: $6.95
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

DIEHARD Transplant
Sale: $4.95

What's thick and spreads and survives 20 degree temperatures? It’s the multiplex bamboo: A cold hardy, sub-tropical variety that will provide you with a lush, unique screen in no time. 

Nicknamed Hedge Bamboo, Multiplex is aptly named. Once planted, this species is a fast grower that will offer a dense living wall capable of reaching heights of up to 30 feet in less than 2 years.

Among its many advantages, Multiplex is not dependent on much outside help aside from ensuring proper soil moisture and protection from high winds. It tolerates full sun well and will actually thrive on it. 

The yellowish-green leaved multiplex is perfect for creating a backyard perimeter with a secluded, tropical feel. A versatile plant, it can be easily grown in containers to help you transform your deck or patio into an island retreat. 

Get next year’s screen growing soon by ordering your Multiplex Bamboo today.

Growing Zones: 7-10

Mature Height: 15-20 ft.
Mature Width: 4-6 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Bambusa multiplex
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 7-10
This plant is recommended for zones: 7-10
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It's Easy to Plant your Multiplex Bamboo

Plant in full sun in sandy to loamy soil with good drainage; if you have clay, you need a raised bed with generous amounts of sand and humus or compost worked in. Bamboo needs plenty of moisture, especially when young, so water every other day for the first month, and when it gets dry thereafter. Fertilize in spring and late summer with a slow release fertilizer. For a hedge, space your plants on 4- foot centers. They like a mulch, so leave the fallen foliage at the base of your plants and add a couple of inches of additional mulch each year.

Pruning: If you wish to keep your plants at a certain height, prune in late summer or fall. Once a part is cut, it will not grow back, which makes it easy to control the height of your plants. Cut at the height you wish, pruning just above the nearest node (the distinct line, often a little bulging, that divides the sections of the bamboo stem, or culm). You will need to prune each year, as new shoots emerge annually. Remove dead stems on an annual basis.

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So far, so good.
Got them just as really cold weather set in, but they settled nicely into large pots in front of my house and even added some leaves.

I will be better able to tell once spring comes whether they are fast growing or not, but boy they sure are tough right now. I'm pleased with them so far... will try to return here next spring and give an update.
December 30, 2014
Arley, AL, US
1 year ago
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Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

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