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Green Twist Trailing Bamboo

Agrostis stolonifera 'Green Twist'

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Green Twist Trailing Bamboo (Agrostis stolonifera 'Green Twist') at Dutch Growers Garden Centre

Green Twist Trailing Bamboo foliage

Green Twist Trailing Bamboo foliage

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Height:  14 inches

Spread:  14 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  (annual)

Other Names:  Creeping Bentgrass


With its feathery, bamboo-like foliage, this variety creates a unique and stunning hanging basket; keep moist, will brown if soil dries out; pinching brown leaves will thicken plant

Ornamental Features

Green Twist Trailing Bamboo's grassy leaves remain green in colour throughout the season on a plant with a spreading habit of growth.

Landscape Attributes

Green Twist Trailing Bamboo is an herbaceous annual with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Green Twist Trailing Bamboo is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Green Twist Trailing Bamboo will grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 14 inches. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. Although it's not a true annual, this fast-growing plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It requires an evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth, but will die in standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Green Twist Trailing Bamboo is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its spreading habit of growth, it is ideally suited for use as a 'spiller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the edges where it can spill gracefully over the pot. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Ornamental Features