Himalayacalamus falconeri
(Noble Bamboo)

Family - Poaceae
Category - Bamboo
Origin - Himalayas, India
Discovered By - Introduced by Colonel Madden
Year of Introduction - 1847
Season of Interest - Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Hardiness - H4
Height - 3m or more
Width - 3m
Location - The Thicket

Description: Medium-sized, clump-forming bamboo with hollow canes that gracefully arch at the outer edges of the clump, but are upright towards the centre. The moss green stems fade to yellowish-green with age and hold delicate, thin, blue-green leaves. Very occasionally branched panicles of burgundy flowers are produced, however, Himalayacalamus falconeri is monocarpic, so the plant will die after flowering.

Synonym - Arundinaria falconeri

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Branched panicles of burgundy-red spikelet flowers are rarely produced. This plant is monocarpic, so will die after flowering.

Flower colour: Red

Flower shape: Spikelets in branched panicles


Thin, blue-green leaves are linear to oblong in shape and held on upright or arching, bamboo stems.

Foliage Senescence: Evergreen

Foliage Shape: Linear to oblong


Division, or seed (although seed is very rarely produced).


Best in full sun to partial shade in fertile, moisture-retentive, but well-drained soil.