Gracilis, Slender Weavers


Gracilis Bamboo Culms Genus/Species Bambusa textilis ‘Gracilis”
Common Name Gracilis, Slender Weavers
Typical Dimensions 6-8m high, culm diameter up to 25mm.  -12°c
Description Gracilis is THE bamboo for privacy and our number ONE seller.   An upright, multi-stemming, compact bamboo it forms a perfect, dense privacy screen without encroaching into the garden space, so it is suitable even for high density housing areas and at 6-8m tall is suitable for screening up to 2 storeys.    Planted at 1m spacings it will quickly form a living fence offering almost instant privacy.  Gracilis is also a beautiful ornamental plant that stays lush and green all year long and is one of the toughest bamboo species being both drought hardy and frost tolerant.

Gracilis, Slender Weavers – Bambusa textilis ‘Gracilis”

Size Price GST
200mm $29.00 plus GST
250mm $39.00 plus GST
300mm $52.00 plus GST
400mm/45L $115.00 plus GST
100L *SPECIAL $220 plus GST
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Gracilis Bamboo in Landscape
Gracilis Bamboo in Landscaping
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Gracilis Bamboo - 100Lt
Gracilis Bamboo in 100 Lt bags
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Gracilis Bamboo in 300mm Pots.

Gracilis Bamboo in 300mm pots
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Gracilis Bamboo planted along Driveway
Gracilis Bamboo along Driveway
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Gracilis Bamboo available in 100 Litre Bags
Gracilis Bamboo in 100 Litre bags
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16 Responses to “Gracilis, Slender Weavers”

  1. Wendie Tibbits on January 27th, 2010 8:09 am

    Is Gracilis recommended for growing around pools?

  2. Tina Alexander on June 6th, 2010 3:10 pm

    Thank you for taking the time to talk to us today at the eco fest in Gladstone. I am so excitted about using the bamboo as screening. It was great you talk to my partner so he could see the vision I had for our fence and how we could use the bamnoo. I have your contact No. and will be contacting you soon to talk about placing an order. I cant wait for this project to get started.

  3. Linda on June 12th, 2010 9:30 pm

    What would you recommend for planting in pots around a saltwater pool to screen the house behind? The location is south-west Sydney. I’m thinking of planting them in pots only due to pool pipes being in the ground and we dont want the roots to damage them. Thanks.

  4. LauraB on June 14th, 2010 11:39 am

    Gracilis is often used for planting around pools due to its excellent privacy screening habit. However, keep in mind that bamboo does tend to drop leaves (as do all living plants) so there will be some maintenance required removing leaves from the pool. It is best to plant as far from the edge of the pool as your space allows to minimise the amount of leaf dropping into the pool.

  5. LauraB on June 14th, 2010 11:58 am

    Most clumping bamboo will be fine in pots, however remember they will have a much larger water requirement than when planted in ground. The Gracilis is often used for screening around pools, both in pots and in ground planting. We have not had any negative feedback about planting in the ground around the pool as the roots are fibrous matting type roots, no tap roots etc that can do a lot of damage to pipes , however I can not speak from personal experience so I would not advise you to plant in ground, it would have to be your decision to make. The Gracilis gets to 6-8m tall in ground, obviously the size it will get to will be restricted by the pot size you keep them in for e.g in a pot approx 400mm diameter x 400mm deep they wont get any larger than approx 4m tall. It really depends on the height of the privacy screen you require as to what species and pot size would be best. Also we usually suggest planting at 1m spacings to achieve a privacy screen, however in pots you would have to space them at a maximum of 50cm to get foliage coverage I would say.

  6. LauraB on June 14th, 2010 12:56 pm

    Gracilis is often used for planting around pools due to its excellent privacy screening habit. However, keep in mind that bamboo does tend to drop leaves (as do all living plants) so there will be some maintenance required removing leaves from the pool. It is best to plant as far from the edge of the pool as your space allows to minimise the amount of leaf dropping into the pool.

  7. Naomi Dash on June 14th, 2010 1:44 pm

    Wow! We have received the bamboo and can’t wipe the smile from our faces. Thank you. They are so beautiful, all in all that is the best money we have spent. We will be planting this weekend so things are very exciting for us. We’ll try to send you some “before and after” pictures. Thanks again.
    Kindest regards,
    Naomi and Didier.
    P.S. The delivery driver was also very helpful as he brought them all inside my front yard.

  8. Robyn Reynolds on June 14th, 2010 1:48 pm

    I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that I am delighted with the plants. It has been a pleasure to deal with you and you have put up with my stupid questions and queries well. Your plants look great, were cheaper than I found elsewhere, and your service wonderful. I’ve been recommending you to others already.
    Thanks again

  9. Sonja Allen on June 14th, 2010 11:58 pm

    Could you let me know if you are able to transport your Bamboo to Perth, WA?

    Thanks, Sonja

  10. LauraB on June 22nd, 2010 2:18 pm

    Thank you for your enquiry. Due to Quarantine restrictions it is only viable for us to ship large quantities to W.A. If you are after a substantial quantity of bamboo please email me with details and I will be happy to prepare a quote for you. Alternately I suggest you try to source your bamboo locally if you are only after a smaller quantity. Cheers!

  11. John Duncan on June 23rd, 2010 10:45 pm

    Hi again one thing i never asked was if planting the Gracilis at 1m spaces what height can I expect them to grow. I am planting them along my back fence i do want to block out the neighbours so would want them to be fairly dense also how far off the fence should the be i have asked for a price on 60 plants if you think i can could get the result i am after by spacing them at say 1.3m i only need 50 plants.

  12. LauraB on June 24th, 2010 2:13 pm

    We usually recommend planting at 1 to 1.5m spacings to achieve a good dense privacy hedge, so 1.3m spacings/50 plants would suffice for your requirements. The plants will then reach their potential 6-8m tall at these spacings. I would suggest planting them at approx 50cm from the fenceline if you have the space to do this, this will allow them to reach their full height potential of 6-8m tall and base diameter of approx 1m wide without being too close to the fence. They will however grow to a smaller diameter if given a smaller garden bed. We have had customers plant in 30cm wide beds next to their carports and still achieve a good 3-4m screen.

  13. Ash on October 27th, 2010 8:19 pm

    Re: Planting in a 30cm bed, i.e. 15cm from a fence, is it still fine to plant at 1-1.5m spaces or do they need to be more densely planted to make up for the narrow bed?

  14. LauraB on November 8th, 2010 12:22 pm

    You can still plant the Gracilis at 1 to 1.5m spacings in a 30cm wide bed, however the fact that the plants are restricted to the smaller bed size will impact their overall height. I imagine they will only grow to 3-4m tall at most. I would recommend 1m spacings to achieve better density, 1.5m would be too big of a gap in this case and the plants would be unlikely to grow into each other.

  15. VC on February 9th, 2012 8:13 pm

    How long does the 200mm bamboo take to get to full height vs the 100L advanced plant?

    Does the 1m distance between each plant apply to both the small and larger plants?

  16. LauraB on February 13th, 2012 4:16 pm

    A 200mm pot is only about 800mm to 1m tall with 2 stems per pot whereas a 100Lt bag is approx 6m tall with 6-8 culms per pot. You will reach full maturity & density from a 200mm pot within about 4-5 years, probably more like 2 years from a 100Lt bag. Yes we recommend planting at 1m to 1.5m spacings regardless of what plant size you purchase. This will ensure the plants will grow into each other as a privacy screen.

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