Giant Timber Bamboo

Bambusa oldhamii

SKU
01131
The largest species of bamboo, making it one of the best for large, dense screens. Densely foliaged, strongly upright clumps having thick stems reaching 4 in. in diameter. Well-behaved, clumping habit is non-invasive. Evergreen.
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Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationbam-BOO-sa old-HAM-ee-eye
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; forms large clumps 25 to 45 ft. tall.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasThe large, dense habit of this Bamboo requires careful placement in the garden and will not be suitable for small, urban spaces. It will however make a bold statement as a backdrop to a large Asian garden or wooded lot. In the landscape it can be used as a clump of vertical poles for a columnar element or planted in mass for a fast growing barrier, screen or privacy hedge between properties. The clumping, non-invasive habit of Giant Timber Bamboo make it an easy, low maintenance choice for homeowners.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Tropical
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateFast
Landscape UsePrivacy Screen, Windbreak
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Clumping Bamboo, Fast Growing, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsBest with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11

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