SMALLEST BAMBOO FOR
POTS & TROUGHS
Compacta is the smallest bamboo, best grown in pots and troughs. Compacta will naturally grow around 2-3mtrs with a very tight narrow clumping base. It looks best left natural and untrimmed.
It has a fan shaped growth habit with bushy green foliage up top. The natural footprint size of the clump is 75cm and this species can be planted into even more narrow pots and troughs down to 30cm. Compacta is a good small species for those not wanting to trim or be overwhelmed with a tall plant. However it is higher maintenance; requiring regular fertiliser and water to maintain a lush green state. Without this it can look scrappy.
Clumping bamboo grow circular, so plant 1 in a single pot, or plant them the same distance apart as the width your trough is. The narrower the space, the closer you plant the bamboo together. For more information, talk to one of our helpful and knowledgable staff members for professional advice on your garden circumstances. Different circumstances have different solutions!
Follow our bamboo planting guide (provided with your purchase) to achieve the best results. The guides are helpful and easy to follow, and assist you in achieving the best results in the shortest amount of time. Most of the effort in growing your bamboos is preparation and the first few months after planting.
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The approximate size of bamboo is only a guide. Plant measurements are taken from the bottom of the pot.
The sizing of plants does vary, particularly through different seasons of the year.
The most valuable part of the bamboo is the rootball size within the pots, which produces incredibly fast growth once planted.
Stock availability, pricing and sizing are subject to change without notice. For more information, please contact us directly.