Incense Bamboo Description:
Phyllostachys Atrovaginata or ‘Incense Bamboo’ was formerly known as Congesta before a name change to Atrovaginata by the American Bamboo Society. This is a shorter bamboo at maturity than most bamboos of this genus. Congesta is a straight bamboo with limbs that run almost perpendicular to the cane. It has a darker foliage than many bamboos and is very hardy. It can withstand temperatures down to -15 degrees.
‘Incense Bamboo’ is one of the few Phyllostachys species suited to wetland sites and is very cold hardy. This bamboo actually has air channels within the roots which allows it to adapt to wet soil sites. Culms (canes) are green, nodes are very pronounced and the canes taper. Very upright culms. Excellent landscaping bamboo for damp planting sites. When the canes of this species is rubbed it gives off a slight scent of incense giving it the nick name ‘Incense Bamboo’. The culm sheath is short with a very triangular blade. The sheath’s auricles and oral setae are absent.
Climate Zone 7 & 8 expect mature size canes to be 25 feet in height.
Climate Zone 6 expect mature size canes to be 12 to 18 feet in height.
Climate zone 5 expect mature size canes to be 8 to 12 feet in height.
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.