Nihi Green

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Statistics for Nihi Green

Typical Height (m)1.2 m Max Culm Diameter (cm)0.2 cm Minimum Temp. (C)-12 C Price (RRP)$33.00
Typical Height (m) Max Culm Diameter (cm) Minimum Temp. (C) Price (RRP)


Nihi Green Pleioblastus pumilus is the tallest of the ground covers with lush green foliage, and can give you a great short privacy screen up to 1.2metres in height. It will flush back denser and fresher when trimmed down regularly as recommended. Nihi is very popular choice to plant in narrow troughs for balcony privacy when not much height is needed but you want a dense, lush effect.

Uses: Bamboo Ground Covers are perfect for filling banks, borders, rock walls, raised garden beds, pots and troughs. They are the ideal plant for filling bare spaces, rocky hills, roundabouts and other public areas where a short, tough, drought tolerant, easy to grow plant is needed. 

Planting: These are a spreading variety of bamboo, very similar to lawns and can be contained with a simple root barrier if desired. Cultivate the entire area you wish to be covered by a depth of 15cm. Or, bring in top soil to a depth of 15cm. Add mushroom compost through the top soil and plant at 50cm spacings apart in a gridlike fashion or closer for quicker results. If planting in pots, use a good quality potting mix with added coir peat. Heavy pruning in winter is recommended to promote lush, fresh growth in spring. Follow our Ground Cover Bamboo Planting Guide given at the time of purchase for recommendations on the best soil preparation and care for your bamboo to achieve the quickest and best results.

Recommendations are based on an average garden, please speak to a professional for advice on your particular circumstances.

We sell them in pot sizes:
140mm pots $16.50ea
200mm pots $33ea
The height and size of the actual bamboo in the pot varies with each species. For availability and any further information on sizing options and pricing, please call us on (07) 55 731 844 or email us at
Prices subject to change.