The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life


01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Tuesday-Friday, 9:00-17:30.
Closed public holidays.


The Plants

Hakonechloa macra

golden hakonechloa

Photo of Hakonechloa macra


An ornamental grass, almost bamboo-like in appearance that is a real eye catcher in a dark, shady spot in the garden. Slow to grow, making it perfect for the small garden where rampant plants are unwanted. Small green flowers in late summer to autumn. It forms a low mound of arching stems, with cascading layers of narrow leaves. The graceful effect is similar to a dwarf bamboo but without any invasive tendencies.


  • Grasses

Award of Garden Merit

Foliage: Deciduous

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Slow growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Cottage style garden
  • Contemporary style garden
  • Japanese style garden
  • Containers
  • Gravel garden

Special features

  • Low maintenance
  • Evergreen
  • Ground cover
  • Architectural

Care instructions

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in partial shade. In spring cut back last years foliage to allow room for new growth.


Size: Small

Pot size: 2 litre

Eventual height: 35cm

Eventual spread: 50cm


  • Light shade
  • Sun


  • South
  • East
  • West

Soil types

  • Sandy
  • Normal
  • Clay

Soil pH ranges

  • Acid
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline