Creating Unique Gardens with Bamboo in South East Queensland
Traditionally revered for its longevity and aesthetics, bamboo now graces many a garden across South East Queensland.
While only some of our stock is visible online, if you visit Nielsen’s Native Nursery you’ll be able to browse our full range of bamboos available.
The Many Uses of Bamboo
For gardens, newer bamboo cultivars are suitable for growing as dense clumps rather than spreading out invasively. The clumping cultivar is very different to the invasive running bamboo.
It forms a shallow-rooted, non-invasive circular footprint, much like a clumping palm. This type of bamboo has fine, fibrous, grass-like roots. They were once considered exotic, but now you’ll see them in gardens everywhere in South East Queensland!
Bamboo gives a very calming effect to the garden, and can be used as a single feature specimen plant or multi planted as a privacy screen.
How to Look After Bamboo
Robust and versatile, bamboo can grow in many different types of soil, including clay and sand. Slightly acidic, well-drained soils work better than having your bamboos sitting in a swampy pool, and they also need full sun for maximum growth.
With their shallow root system, it doesn’t matter so much what the deeper soils are like, only the topsoil and mulch layer. As bamboo can rapidly grow into a thick layer, they’re an easy way to add a lush look to your garden, and easy to take care of.