Gardening Magazine

Indocalamus Tessellatus

By Davis Landscape Architecture @DavisLandArch

Indocalamus tessellatus (01/03/2015, Kew Gardens, London)

Indocalamus tessellatus (01/03/2015, Kew Gardens, London)

Position: Full sun to partial shade

Flowering period: N/A

Soil: Moist, well drained

Eventual Height: 2m

Eventual Spread: 2.5m

Hardiness: 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Family: Poaceae

Indocalamus tessellatus is an evergreen running  bamboo with a clump forming habit. Its mid green leaves are linear with entire margins, up to 45cm long and 10cm broad. Its canes may achieve a diameter of up to 15mm. Its roots are rhizome which enables its spread.

Indocalamus tessellatus, commonly known as Giant Leaf Bamboo, is native to east China. In its native habitat it grows in open forests. Indocalamus tessellatus is synonymous with Sasa tessellata.

The etymological root of the binomial name Indocalamus is derived from the Latin Indus meaning ‘India’ and kalamos meaning ‘reed’. Tessellatus is from the Latin meaning ‘mosaic’.

The landscape architect may find Indocalamus tessellatus useful as an evergreen screening bamboo with a tropical appearance. It may be used for erosion control along flood plains.

Indocalamus tessellatus Leaf (01/03/2015, Kew Gardens, London)

Indocalamus tessellatus Leaf (01/03/2015, Kew Gardens, London)

Ecologically,  Indocalamus tessellatus is of little UK value.

The Royal Horticultural Society has given Indocalamus tessellatus their prestigious Award of Garden Merit in 2002.

Indocalamus tessellatus prefers moist, humus rich, well-drained soils. It tolerates most pH of soil. It will tolerate wet soils.

Indocalamus tessellatus requires little maintenance. A root barrier could be install at the time of panting to prevent its over vigorous spread.


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Big Food Giants Manipulate Public Health Policy in China

    Food Giants Manipulate Public Health Policy China

    Coca-Cola is at it again. As soda sales decline in the United States and Europe, beverage companies look to emerging economies like China for growth. And, it... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Dietdoctor
    DIET & WEIGHT, HEALTH, HEALTHY LIVING, MEDICINE
  • Jewellery for a Precious You

    Jewellery Precious

    Jewellery is always close to a woman’s heart. It completes her look and boost confidence. Considering the changing trends in jewellery fashion, it becomes... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Dr.jenifer Sayyed
    LIFESTYLE
  • Rajshri Productions’ Next Is A Film On Friendship | Hum Chaar | Trailer

    Abhishek Dixit’s debut feature film Hum Chaar is a Bollywood film made under the banner of Rajshri’s film. Hum Chaar is written and directed by Abhishek Dixit. Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Themoviean
    ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • Saint Paul the First Hermit

    Saint Paul First Hermit

    Today is the feast day of Saint Paul the hermit. This is a sweet and delicate Oatmeal Bread topped with rolled oats and naturally sweetened with agave. Saint... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Veronica46
    FOOD & DRINK, RECIPES
  • Irupathiyonnaam Noottaandu | Teaser | Pranav Mohanlal | Arun Gopy

    Arun Gopy’s Irupathiyonnaam Noottaandu is an upcoming Malayalam action-drama feature film starring Pranav Mohanlal and Zaya David in the lead roles. Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Themoviean
    ENTERTAINMENT, MOVIES
  • A Year Of Body Positivity

    Year Body Positivity

    Last January, as I sat there on New Years eve all set to make the same old resolutions I've made year after year for as long as I can remember, I realised how... Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Sparklesandstretchmarks
    DIARIES, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Garden Bloggers Bloom Day – Jan 2019

    Garden Bloggers Bloom 2019

    Euphorbia rigidaWhen I went out to take the photos for this blog post I was surprised at how much was in flower dotted around the garden. Read more

    The 15 January 2019 by   Patientgardener
    GARDENING, HOME

Paperblog Hot Topics

Magazines