Giant Gray Description:
Phyllostachys Nigra ‘Henon’ Giant Gray Bamboo is an impressive giant bamboo. This bamboo can form a great screen from about 6′-35′. Giant Gray is my favorite bamboo not only for its size and unique color, but also its ability to grow great in shaded sites with poor soil and watering. Known best for its drought tolerance once established.
From Guangdong Sichuan, China this cold hardy giant has very erect canes. The new olive green canes turn to a ghostly gray color with age. The culm sheath have wavy blades with prominent oral setae, auricles and ligules. ‘Giant Gray Bamboo’ grows well under a large varieties of conditions, even in heavy clay soil. This is the third most grown bamboo in Japan for timber.
Climate Zone 7 expect mature size canes to be over 60 feet in height.
Climate Zone 6 expect mature size canes to be over 40 feet in height.
Climate Zone 5 it is being grown to around 18 feet with moderate top damage during winter months.
Giant gray bamboo is used in many commercial applications because of it striking appearance and low maintenance requirements. The wood is of high quality and used by many craftsmen.
This is a green form of ‘Black’ bamboo that assumes a gray blue cast as the culms start to mature, giving it a ghostly gray appearance. It is a large timber bamboo and thought to be the “mother” form of the Phyllostachys Nigra ‘Black’ bamboo.
Catalyst Fertilizer Description:
The All Purpose line of Catalyst fertilizer is a complete well balanced fertilizer for maximum plant health and vigorous growth during all phases of plant development. N-P-K These letter represent nitrogen(N), phosphorus(P), and potassium(K). Potassium is also commonly referred to as potash. Nitrogen is the primary element in a plants health. Nitrogen is element for growth. The second value is phosphorus. Phosphorus assists in the transfer of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are essential for the plant to store nourishment in the roots. The last letter is potassium. Potassium helps with photosynthesis and the plant’s metabolism.
9.21% Nitrogen – 7.65% Phosphorus – 7.65% Potassium
This fertilizer has many other micro-nutrients available for plant health. It even contains calcium at 6% to build healthy cell walls and membranes which protect against heat stress and plant diseases. The high calcium content is a great way to help prevent die back in younger foliage and avoid blossom end rot and bitter pit in fruits. Calcium is also crucial in the metabolic processes of other nutrients uptake by the plant.
This natural fertilizer also benefits the plant and soils with micro-organism & beneficial bacteria. The natural approach serves as a soil conditioner to maintain healthy soil. Synthetic fertilizers tend to deplete organic material, micro-organisms and bacteria in the soil. Our natural fertilizer increase these crucial elements resulting in healthy, vigorous plants.