Growing Zones: 7-10 outdoors(hardy down to 10℉) 7-10 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 20-30 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 4-6 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Bambusa multiplex
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Cold Hardy Screen with a Tropical Feel
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.
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Customer Reviews & Photos
Arrived in perfect condition. I ordered 5 to begin with and then ordered 3 more. I love them. They're perfect for a spot along a fence I needed to fill in. fast delivery and plants arrived in really fast time.
We planted three bamboo plants last fall and they are looking nice and healthy and are growing.
Planting & Care
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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
|Zones 11||Ships Now!|