Syn. Nephrolepis davalloides
Common name: Sword fern
Native to: North America
A magnificent bamboo which produces exceptional quality timber - straight and strong. If you have the space and are after a good timber bamboo (as well as a spectacular ornamental), then this is a must have. Thorny lower branches. Open clumping.
Native / exotic: Exotic
Aspect: Partial to full shade; best in indirect light
Flowers: No flowers
Foliage: Evergreen, elongated blade-like fronds
Growth habit: Clumping
Hardiness: Hardy but not drought resistant
Height: Up to 40 cm
Spread: Up to 60 cm
Soil requirements: Humus-rich, moist, well-draining soil
Uses: Underplanting in shaded areas, attaractive fillers in borders, pot plants, vertical wall gardens.