Punting Pole Bamboo

Bambusa tuldoides

SKU
01132
A fast-growing bamboo producing thick, rigid stems (2 inches across at the base.) Makes a dense tall screen, excellent for privacy or single plant for an Asian garden. Evergreen.
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Best with regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationbam-BOO-sa tul-DOY-deez
LoreBamboo is a valuable natural resource in Asia where almost everything from hair pins to houses are created from its wood. The new shoots of bamboo before they emerge from the ground are soft in the center and edible, harvested for use in many traditional dishes.
Average Size at MaturityHeight can be controlled at 15 to 20 ft. or allowed to reach 40 to 55 ft.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasBamboo is among the primary signature plant of Asian inspired garden. It is also equally at home in tropical island design themes. In the landscape it can be used as a clump of vertical poles for a columnar element. It has long been choice for creating fast growing barriers, screens and privacy hedges between properties. This has led to some problems with invasiveness. Bamboo also makes a fine background foliage plant to provide a lush character. Pruned properly these plants make fine subjects for night lighting, their canes casting exotic striped shadows. Bamboo is quite adaptable to containers provided it is given adequate water and nitrogen to sustain vigorous growth and overall lush appearance.
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, Naturalizes Well
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.

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