Blue Bamboo

blue hedge

Drepanostachyum falcatum

Also called, Himalayan Weeping Bamboo

From: The Himalayas


Blue bamboo gets to about 3.5 m. (12′) high, with long, narrow leaves on arching culms. Current years culms are covered with a bluish bloom. Can take temperatures down to -29 °C!


A non-invasive bamboo that makes a wonderful garden feature or privacy screen.

blue indoors

A truly beautiful container plant, suitable for indoors provided it receives good light.

Used for basketery in Nepal.


Blue Bamboo is a forest understory plant so don’t plant it in constant full sun. It prefers light shade for most of the day. Trim top once a year in winter and sides as required.

Growing indoors or under cover, mist leaves with water once a week. Sometimes, say monthly add seaweed tonic.


Bamboo flowers rarely, around once in 100 years. After flowering it sets seed then dies.
Blue Bamboo flowered in 1998 / 89.

How fast will it grow?

Of course, growth rate depends a lot on climate, food and water. Blue shoots throughout summer months.
Small plants are slow to get going, so starting off with a bigger plant will get you there much faster.

So what’s it cost?

Name Botanical Name Size Availability     Image (if we have one) Retail Price
Blue BambooDrepanostachyum falcatum255mm pot; 0.5m tallavailable$85
Blue BambooDrepanostachyum falcatum300mm pot; 1m tallavailable$165
Blue BambooDrepanostachyum falcatum400mm pot; 2m tallavailable$310

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