Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Hedge bamboo on special

Bamboo Creations Victoria now have hedge bamboo on special for $35.  The hedge bamboo as its name suggests is perfect for hedging your garden or driveway. This then makes a green privacy screen to either block out or hide neighbouring buildings or an unsightly fenceline.

Now for a few facts about this wonderful plant.  It's botanical name is Bambusa Multiplex and it's common name is Hedge Bamboo.  It will grow to a maximum height of approximately 4 metres.  It is a clumping type of bamboo which is great for screening.  It is called the hedge bamboo due to its bushy shape (refer to the picture to the right).  For more information about Hedge Bamboo follow this link to our hedge bamboo website page:

In our last blog post we introduced the new Bamboo Creations Victoria garden maintenance and planting service.  So if you are interested in a great hedging bamboo and do not have time to plant it then why not give us a call and we may be able to help you out.  Our number is 1300 654 454.

Monday, 17 November 2014

New Bamboo Creations service

Small garden maintenance service by Bamboo Creations Victoria nursery
Bamboo Creations Victoria new garden maintenance service
Christmas is fast approaching and you have a lot to think about.  Bamboo Creations Victoria have created a new service to help reduce your Todo list.

Bamboo Creations Victoria now have a planting and small garden maintenance service. We can get your garden looking tidy ready for Family and Friends coming around over the Christmas period.  We can even plant your new bamboo purchases using our extensive Bamboo knowledge and experience.

Give us a call today on 1300 654 454 and talk to us about how we can assist you over the busy Christmas period.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Bambusa multiplex cv. Goldstripe

Goldstripe bamboo supplied by Bamboo Creations Nursery
Goldstripe bamboo in 2010 and 2012
This week we are highlighting the wonderful Goldstripe bamboo or botanical name - Bambusa multiplex cv. Goldstripe.  This gets its name from the fact that there are golden stripes on the lower part of the green culm.

This is a nice tight clumping type of bamboo with a maximum height of approximately 3 metres. Goldstripe bamboo has a very dense leafing from top to bottom. This will block out a single story neighboring house in no time with a fabulous green screen.  As this is a tight clumping bamboo it is perfect for smaller areas like apartment courtyards or even pots. 

Being a clumping and screening type of bamboo it can be pruned to any shape to make your garden more interesting or to keep it neat along your fence-line.

Like most bamboo, Goldstripe bamboo is drought tolerant once established. We can give you information on how to establish this bamboo in your garden for the best results.  Visit us at our nursery or come and say hello at one of the many markets we attend (our website has information on these markets).

For more information on our Goldstripe bamboo visit our website through this link:

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Bambusa Textilis var. Gracilis or Slender Weaver Bamboo

Gracilis bamboo in pots from Bamboo Creations nursery victoria
Gracilis in pots ready for your garden
In this blog post we are looking at the Gracilis bamboo or commonly known as Slender Weavers bamboo. The botanical name for Gracilis is Bambusa Textilis var. Gracilis.

All of our bamboo has fascinating properties and beauty but Gracilis is one of the most popular bamboo.  This would be due to being an all green, very upright bamboo so it has its lovely green colour all year around.  You can therefore use this to screen out neighboring buildings or to create a green screen/fence.

Gracilis is a clumping type of bamboo with a maximum height of about 6 metres. If you use this bamboo for a screen or fence then you can prune it to keep it in the shape that you are after. To give it the space that it needs, we suggest that you plant these approx 1-1.5 metres apart. It is tight clumping and can be planted in narrow spaces but if you are  planting along a fence that is less then 500m then you may want to use a root barrier so it does not grown into the neighbours side of the fence.

When you first plant this bamboo, it prefers plenty of water. Once established it then become more drought tolerant but it is always a good idea to keep it nice and moist to avoid discolouring the culms.

We are always there to help with bamboo choice and suggestions on where and how to plant these magnificent bamboo.  We can give you information about the planting procedure to ensure that you give this bamboo the best possible start in your garden.  For more information on gracilis please visit our website or click on this link - . If you do plant one of our bamboo we also appreciate progress photos as we love to see how they are being used and their growth.